In 2018, our speakers consisted of prominent entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts who met with more than 2000 guests at our 16 events in Oxford, Cambridge and London. We were particularly thrilled to invite one of our founders; Reid Hoffman back to where it all began.
An accomplished entrepreneur, executive, and investor, Reid Hoffman has played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses. Alongside Reid and another of our founders; Sherry Coutu CBE, joined Megan Smith, CEO of Shift7 and Ruzwana Bashir, CEO of Peek to share their thoughts on the cross section between technology and humanity at King’s College.
In Cambridge, we welcomed an all-female panel to discuss debate trust, tech and transformation; Irina Kofman from Google AI, Nicole Quinn from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Susan Alzner from Shift7 and Sarah Hunter from X.
And at our Good Growth Summit, Jacqueline de Rojas CBE led a lively discussion on raising and scaling between Karen Appleton Page, founder turned investor, Kara Goldin, CEO Hint, Ashley Sumner, Founder Hint and Alexis de Raadt from Merian Ventures.
In 2019, we kicked off our speaker series during London Tech week with Julie Hanna, Executive Board Chair at Kiva, in conversation with Sherry. Their focus was on breaking down the barriers to scale, leveraging partnership and embedding purpose into the DNA of your business.