Entradas Etiquetadas con ‘London’

15
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IE and the UK Trade & Investment department joined to offer entrepreneurs a space to pitch ideas to potential investors, win start-up prizes and meet hundreds of others from the start-up community. Those who attended the event got to listen to influential speakers, network with successful entrepreneurs, and watch the finalist pitchers.

VentureDay2014UK3The IE UK office launched the inaugural UK Venture Day with a reception at the Spanish Embassy in London attended by over 150 guests including IE alumni, VIP stakeholders and entrepreneurs. The Spanish Ambassador opened the reception with Santiago Iniguez, Dean of IE who then introduced the guest speakers Emma Sinclair, the youngest person to float their company on the UK stock exchange, and Diego Megia, MD of Barclays Treasury.

The following day the Venture Day, held in association with the UKTI, took place at Wayra with over 300 attendees and 20 renowned speakers (including TV presenters, the largest VCs in Europe, top entrepreneurs, the Head of AIM at the London Stock Exchange). We received over 130 applications to pitch from countries as far afield as Mexico and Pakistan. The ten finalists were pitching to win: places on the incredible UKTI Sirius programme (£12,000 per team member, visa endorsement and a 6 month accelerator place), a shortlist to Wayra, flights to Madrid & 3 months at the IE Venture Lab or a kriticalmass PR and crowdfunding campaign for a positive impact project. Six out of the ten independently selected finalists were either IE students of graduates.
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Whirlwind tour including 17 networking meetings in 2.5 days

by Rachel Thomas, IMBA April 2013 intake
30th January 2014
In January, a group of 19 IMBA students and recent graduates traveled to London with the aim of finding out about careers in the city and to build their networks with firms in their target industries. The group set up meetings with senior executives and recruitment specialists, in addition to London-based alumni at a networking drinks event in collaboration with Sally Averill of the IE London office.
Most meetings were with firms in management consulting and financial services sector, in particular private equity, as well as others in the technology, consumer goods and media sectors.  They got insights into life as a management consultant from top-tier firms including McKinsey, BCG, Accenture and Deloitte; a peek in to the world of private equity by hearing from KKR, Investcorp and Cinven; an excellent strategic view on the potential of emerging markets from multinationals Unilever and Pearson; discussion of the beauty industry with Estée Lauder; and a lucky group of seven even got served lunch at the offices of Google.
The trip was rounded off with a drink or two and tapas at an excellent Hispanic bar with a bunch of approx. 30 UK-based IE alumni who gladly shared their stories and post-MBA experiences in a variety of sectors and disciplines.

Utterly exhausted, the group returned to Madrid with a much better understanding of the London job market and high hopes that the tentative recovery in the UK economy and the current demand for diverse workforce will be good news for IE job-hunters in the coming months.

 

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