Agenda

 

   

 

Time
Day 1
08:30 - 09:40

Registration & Breakfast

09:40 - 10:00

Welcome to Sparks@LSE 2012!

10:00 - 10:45

Stephen Wiener - The story of Cineworld

10:45 - 11:30

An interview with Harvey Jacobson -

How I built a shoe empire

11:30 - 12:50

Workshops

Hussein Lalani - Successful business in the recession

Rajeeb Dey - Entrepreneurship as a career path - just get started

Ketan Makwana - Ideation from concept to creation

12:50 - 14:20

Lunch

14:20 - 15:20

Melody Hossaini - How we can change the world

15:20 - 16:20

Jo Fairley - Inside the chocolate factory

16:20 - 17:10

Inside Facebook - Business is better in a connected world with Alexander Schlaubitz

17:10 - 18:00

Keynote with TiE: Asif Rangoonwala

18:00 - 18:20

Sarah Wood -  Unruly startup story and culture creation

18:20 - 21:00

Netoworking with Delegates - Pitcher & Piano

 

   

 

Time
Day 2
08:45 - 09:40

Registration and Breakfast

09:40 - 10:00

Microloan Foundation with Peter Ryan

10:00 - 10:50

Michelle You - A founder can come from anywhere

Anthony Thomson - Building a high growth business in a low growth environment

10:50 - 11:50

Kris Gopalakrishnan - The Infosys Story

11:50 - 13:00

Where in the world are the business opportunities today?

Panel Discussion with:

Chair: Jonathan Liebenau (Reader in Technology Management LSE)

Kris Gopalakrishnan - Infosys

Ravi Rajagopal - Diageo

Dr Fei Qin - LSE Management

13:00 - 14:40

Lunch

14:40 - 16:10

Inside the minds of Financiers for Entrepreneurs:

Panel Discussion with:

Chair: Raja Visweswaran - Co-founder ARAM Global

Find Invest Grow - Mark Hanington 

Ariadne Capital - Julie Meyer

Hamilton Bradshaw Real Estate - Faisal Butt

 

16:10 - 17:00

Workshops

Vernon Kernswell - Toy Tycoon

Emma Sinclair - Driving a niche

Avi Patchava - Planning and spec-ing a mobile product


17:00 - 20:00

Networking Reception co-hosted with WiB - Knights Templar

 

 

 

Speakers 2012

 
 

Kris Gopalakrishnan - Co-founder & Chairman, Infosys

 

Stephen Wiener - Founder & CEO, Cineworld

 

Harvey Jacobson - Chairman, Jacobson Group

 

Josephine Fairley - Founder, Green & Blacks

 

Julie Meyer - Founder and CEO, Ariadne Capital

 

Asif Rangoonwala - Founder, Powerboat P1

 

Melody Hossaini - Founder, InspirEngage

 

Alexander Schlaubitz - EMEA Marketing Director, Facebook

 

Anthony Thomson - Co-founder Metro Bank

 

Hussein Lalani - Co-founder, 99p Stores

 

Michelle You - Co-founder, Songkick

 

Ravi Rajagopal - Head of Business Development, Diageo

 

Faisal Butt - Managing Partner, Hamilton Bradshaw Real Estate

 

Sarah Wood - Co-founder, Unruly

 

Emma Sinclair - Founder and CEO, Target Parking

 

 

Previous Speakers:

 

"This conference is all about the entrepreneurs of tomorrow, so I was delighted to be asked to speak. The quality and quantity of the debate left me in no doubt that the future for Entrepreneurship - which is so vital to our economic wellbeing - is a bright one."

 

Edward Wray

Co-founder and Chairman of Betfair

"I couldn't help but be enthused by the large group of curious, energetic and engaged young people. It was fun."

 

John Pluthero

Former CEO Cable & Wireless

 

 

"May this brilliant initiative go from strength to strength"

 

 

Lord Karan Bilimoria

Founder of Cobra Beer