So here are only some of our speakers, and i hope you like the track-titles we’ve attached to their talks. Afterall, it wouldn’t be Geek ‘n Rolla without a bit Rock ‘n Roll…
Reshma Sohoni, SeedcampTalk: “Boulevard of broken goals – Recession enterprise models for tech startups”Reshma runs Seedcamp on a everyday basis as its CEO. She joined Seedcamp from the assignment team at 3i. previous to 3i, Reshma spent over three years at Vodafone of their commercial method group, working across the Europe and Japan footprints in advertising approach and pricing features. Reshma begun her career in the US in funding banking Broadview and mission capital Softbank.
Inma Martinez, Stradbroke AdvisorsTalk: “The closing Countdown – Europe: The first rate, the ghastly and the SuperBaad”Inma Martinez is one of the world’s main digital media strategists, described by means of FORTUNE and TIME as one among Europe’s exact skills in Human components and affable Engagement through know-how. Switching a profession in the fiscal markets at Goldman Sachs and The Institute for Infrastructure Finance, she joined Cable & instant within the mid-Nineteen Nineties to kind their New technologies Advisory, primarily concentrated on the web and IP services. Co-founder in 1999 of break out velocity, a 3i-funded AI software company in the early days of cell functions and selected through Lehman Brothers as some of the appropriate 20 utility startups to observe, her work providing transformational technologies to purchasers has persisted to-date. leading other technology groups within the UK and Finland, her customer work moved against government Advisory and in 2006 she situated Stradbroke Advisors, a digital media and fund raising consultancy working with undertaking Capital organisations 3i, Index Ventures, gigantic establishments NOKIA Finland, Blyk, BBC, MTV Networks, HP, IBM in addition to net 2.0 startups and movie and tv construction companies. She is additionally an consultant to the european technology commission. Working across a large choice of initiatives, she considers herlself fortunate and honoured to had been without delay concerned within the emergence of lots of today’s digital applied sciences internet 2.0, cell, Wifi, Blogs and to work with some of the optimum capabilities in the medium. Her work as business consultant has additionally continued, being voted premier Contributor to the Formation of Digital Media method on the 2001 European leadership forum, a Fortune 500 CEO and european Governors summit, and being ranked in 2005 by purple Herring amongst the true forty most influential ladies in expertise. She speaks and writes in the media about investing in innovation, nurturing leadership, creating nearer relationships between companies and their consumers by the use of digital environments and remodeling “life-As-We- recognize-It” due to know-how.
Julie Meyer, Ariadne Capital and Entrepreneur CountryStartup Pitch JudgeJulie Meyer has twenty years of funding and advisory event, helping originate-up corporations and industry standards to emerge and establish themselves. As Chief government of Ariadne Capital, she has usual customary and financial administration accountability for the community which she centered in August 2000. Ariadne is an funding and advisory company concentrated on the application and services, New Media, Communications and life services sectors. Julie is normal for founding First Tuesday, the biggest international community of entrepreneurs, which many credit score for igniting the information superhighway era in Europe. It was bought for $50 million in cash in and shares in July 2000. Julie has raised a whole bunch of thousands and thousands of capital for start-u.s.a.besides overseeing an extra $one hundred fifty million of seed capital found for start-americathrough First Tuesday. Named a worldwide chief of the next day by way of the realm financial forum and one of the most good 30 most powerful girls in Europe in response to the Wall highway Journal, Julies mission is to returned the greatest entrepreneurs in Europe with world ambitions. She changed into awarded Entrepreneur of the yr Award in October 2000 with the aid of Ernst & young U.okay.
Doug Richard, school for StartupsStartup Pitch JudgeHaving regarded within the first and 2d sequence of Dragons’ Den, Doug is the founding father of faculty for Startups .schoolforstartups , Chairman and CEO of Trutap .trutap, Founder and member of the Cambridge Angels, Chairman of the Conservative birthday celebration Small enterprise assignment force and non-exeuctive director of AlertMe .alertmem, VizWoz .vizwozm, and BeatsDigital .beatsdigitalm Doug is a successful entrepreneur with twenty years’ experience within the construction and leadership of expertise and utility ventures, both within the US and within the UK. Between 1996 and 2000 he was President and CEO of Micrografx, a US publicly quoted utility enterprise. ahead of that he additionally centered and in consequence sold two other businesses: visible software and ITAL computer systems. Doug holds a BA in Psychology from university of California at Berkeley and a Juris medical professional on the school of law, institution of California at la. In 2006 Doug become an Honorary Recipient of The Queen’s Award for commercial enterprise promoting. In 2007, Doug grew to become a pleasant of the RSA.