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Startup to Finished Product – An Entrepreneur's Perspective

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For entrepreneurs and start-up hopefuls – join us in discussion about the challenges faced once funding for your start-up or idea has been obtained. With talks from seasoned entrepreneurs with the benefit of experience, this evening looks at how to tackle some of the challenges you may face on your journey to designing and marketing an excellent product.

The entrepreneurs will talk about their experience of being funded via the following routes:

  • An Innovate UK project

  • Kickstarter

  • Crowd-funding

  • Other forms of funding

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7pm – Networking

7.30pm – Speaker 1 - Sebastian Conran, Co-founder Design, MiRo – Consequential Robotics, http://consequentialrobotics.com/

Director of Sebastian Conran Associates, Sebastian is a leading designer and innovator. He is also: Designer in Residence to University of Sheffield science faculty; Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts London [2009-2012],; Hon. Fellow of the Royal College of Art; Hon. Doctor of Technology at Loughborough University; Hon. Fellow, University of the Arts London; Hon. Doctor of Arts, University of Hertford; Chair Home Office’s Design & Technology Alliance [2008-2011]; Chair Creative Industries KTN; Chair of Innovate UK’s Design Special Interest Group; Trustee of the Design Council [2009-2011]; Trustee of D&AD 2005-2009]; Trustee of the Design Museum; Fellow of: Royal Society of Arts; and Chartered Society of Designers.

7.40pm - Geoff Pegman, Managing Director, R.U Robots Limited http://www.rurobots.co.uk/

RU Robots is a small innovative advanced robotics company specialising in studies and prototype equipment design & build. RUR undertakes development work on behalf of other companies as well as pursuing research into new application areas and advances in technology.

7.50pm – Speaker 3 – Jack Scott-Reeve – Co-founder Engimake www.getquadbot.com

QuadBot is a 3D Printable, programmable walking robot. QuadBot was created so that anyone can get into Making Robotics! It's super engaging and fun to program, but it's also open source and loaded with complex algorithms, making it ideal for Newbie makers,Aspiring roboticist, Veteran hackers.

8pm – Speaker 4 – Jobeda Ali – CHIRON Project & CEO, Three Sisters Care (CHIRON Project) www.chiron.org.uk

Jobeda Begum Ali is an English businesswoman, award-winning social entrepreneur, documentary filmmaker and Chief Executive of Three Sisters Care. Three Sisters Care is currently involved in an Innovate UK funded project called CHIRON (Care at Home using Intelligent Omni-functional Nodes) with five other partners including Bristol Robotics Laboratory and Shadow Robot Company. CHIRON aims to build aspirational robotics for the care sector to support dignity, independence and choice (www.chiron.org.uk). Jobeda was shortlisted for Social Enterprise of the Year Award 2015 at the Forward Ladies Women in Business Awards. She is a regular contributor to The Guardian Social Care Blog and has written about ethical employment and living wage in the care sector. In 1996, Jobeda graduated with a BA Hons in Indian and African History from the Trinity College, Cambridge. In 2000, she completed an MA in History, and in 2004, she completed an MA in World Trade and Development: Regulation and Responsibility at the University of Cambridge.

8.10pm – Speaker 5 – Ben Ryan – CEO & Founder at Ambionics International http://www.ambionics.co.uk/

Ben Ryan invented unique prosthetic technology geared towards helping very young amputees. The technology uses fluid to operate a grabbing mechanism (hydraulic) and was inspired by how spiders move their legs using fluid pressure. Sacks of fluid in the socket of a prosthetic arm are squashed to control a basic grabbing mechanism.

8.20 – 9pm Panel Discussion & Questions

9.05 – 10pm Networking

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