Jeff Reid is a proven strategic leader in the arenas of entrepreneurship, venture capital, education, technology, and economic development. In 2009, he launched the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Initiative to catalyse entrepreneurial thinking and activities across the campus of Georgetown University. Jeff has previously held leadership roles at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, DigitalBridge Communications, DLA Piper, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Trammel Crow. At UNC-Chapel Hill, Reid grew an educational organisation entrepreneurially to a No. 1 national ranking (by Forbes and the Princeton Review) and was chosen by his peers as one of the top five entrepreneurship center directors in the US. As an expert on entrepreneurship policy, Reid has testified before the United States Congress and been quoted in publications such as the Washington Post, US News and World Report, and InTheCaptial. He served as chairman of the North American Entrepreneurial Studies Leadership Group (recognised with the USASBE National Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education) and as Founding Director of the McDonough School of Business Real Estate Finance Initiative, helping to raise over $6 million in support. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Appalachian State University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Executive Director, Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship Studies (SSES) firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Kaye is the Executive Director of SSES. Under his leadership the school has made a number of significant advances including a dramatic rise in student applications to the SSES academic program, the introduction of a new and pioneering curriculum, welcoming Stockholm University to join the other four SSES member schools, and new international partnerships and exchange programs with universities around the globe. Nick holds a certificate from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, an MSc in International Business and Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics (Distinction), and took BA Degrees in Arts and in Commerce from the University of Melbourne. Nick is a member of the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Center Directors and has served on the boards and steering committees of various organizations including TiE Nordic, a leading global network of entrepreneurs and professionals, the Center for Social Entrepreneurship in Stockholm, the Idea to Product Global Competition, the Transit Incubator, and Connect Eastern Sweden.
Deputy Head, Department of Management Science and Innovation, email@example.com
Dave is Deputy Head of the Department of Management Science and Innovation, programme director for the MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship and Vice Dean (Enterprise) for the Faculty of Engineering. He is a founder and director of an oil-services company set up to exploit his previous research activities in 3D computer aided design and modeling.
Professor of Science and Research Policy at UCL, firstname.lastname@example.org
Graeme has spent much of his career at the interface between science and Government. As well as a Professor at UCL he is Chairman of the Campaign for Science and Engineering, Trustee of the Association of Medical Research Charities and Strategic and Advisor to the National Centre for Universities and Business. Until March 2014, he was Head of Research Funding in the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, where he had oversight of around 5 billion per annum of research spending through Research Councils and the Higher Education Funding Council for England. He coordinated the bid for the science budget in the coalition Government’s 2010 spending review. Graeme spent the first ten years of his career at the National Engineering Laboratory, near Glasgow. He subsequently moved to Central Government where he held positions in the Treasury, the Cabinet Office, the DTI and DIUS before the formation of BIS in 2009. Graeme has a BSc in Physics and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He has served on Boards and advisory Committees in a range of organisations including CERN, the Scottish Funding Council, Cardiff University and the Institute of Physics.
Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, UCL Engineering
Alastair is interested in creating value from science; and in developing relationships between commercial/industrial partners and academia. He is a computer scientist by training with 10 years experience in AI/ML, UX design, marketplaces, mobile and early stage tech innovation. Among other things, Alastair was on the founding teams of spin-out Satalia.com and venture-backed Wearepopup.com.
At UCL, Alastair helped set up IDEALondon innovation centre at the heart of TechCity with Cisco and DC Thomson. He have been a member of the Special Group for Entrepreneurship for the British Computer Society and have mentored at the Wayra Academy, Springboard Mobile (now Techstars London) & Startupbootcamp IoT.
Michael is a Professor of Social Anthropology at UCL – teaching at all levels and leading an MA in Documentary and Ethnographic Film. Since October 2013, he has been acting as one of the Vice Deans for Enterprise and Partnership at UCL. Michael is also currently preparing the seventh edition of London’s global documentary film festival – Open City Documentary Festival that will from 2017 run in September each year.
Co-Chair, email@example.com @timothy_barnes
Tim was the originator of Inter-Cep in 2012 and has managed large and small organisations in the private and public sectors ranging from universities to venture capital firms, leading start up companies, charities, political campaigns and public bodies. In 2016, he launched The Rain Gods, a new business that will focus on working with universities and corporates to support their development of entrepreneurial eco-systems. Until January 2016, Tim was the Director of UCL Enterprise Operations since 2011 and Director of UCL Advances since 2007, the centre for entrepreneurship at University College London. Prior to 2007, Tim spent six years running his own business, which helped universities and large corporations to spin-out high technology companies. Tims background experience includes working as an investment manager at a pan-European investment firm focussed on early-stage technology ventures and as a management consultant at one of the worlds largest professional services firms. His personal work in politics and through charities has added to his substantial network at national, regional and local levels. He graduated from UCL in 1997 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 2014 was awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise Promotion for life and was listed in the Sunday Times Maserati 100 for 2015.
Co-Chair, Hushpreet@me.com @hushpreet
Hushpreet began her career in 2010 as CEO of NACUE, the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs, a UK-wide enterprise that represents and promotes student enterprise, working across 200 universities and colleges. She successfully developed new partnerships with leading global companies including Lloyds Bank, Santander, Google and Tata. In 2011, NACUE secured a multi-million contract from the Department of Business to develop young entrepreneurs nationwide, the first time a national government had ever made such an award. In 2014, her commitment to develop an entrepreneurial generation led her to join the executive team of the Prime Minister’s Enterprise Advisor, the Rt Hon Lord Young, based in Number 10. In the lead up to the 2015 general election, she worked on delivering a number of new initiatives including The Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship, a nationwide schools pilot of Enterprise Advisors and the launch of The Careers and Enterprise Company by government with an initial £20million budget. Hushpreet holds a BA in International Business from Kingston University and an MSc in Science, Technology and Society from UCL. She is passionate about business and increasingly interested in supporting high-value innovation in the form of start-ups, programmes and systems. She is working at the University of Cambridge to investigate a potential new programme that will apply research expertise from across the university to solving grand challenges. Hushpreet also co-chairs INTER-CEP, an organisation pushing for more evidence-led policy-making in the world of enterprise and entrepreneurship.
Programme Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert is INTER-CEP’s programme coordinator. In his other life, Robert researches the dynamics of peace processes at a russel group university with a focus on the Middle East. He graduated with distinction from the University of Edinburgh with an M.Sc in International Relations of the Middle East with Arabic.