February 21st and 22nd 2015

conference


London School of Economics, Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE

The largest student-run entrepreneurship conference in the UK

"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 -

About


“I was thoroughly impressed not just by the quality of the organisation of the event but also by the other speakers you had assembled, and most of all by the enthusiasm and interest demonstrated by the students who attended. I have spent a lot of time over the last thirty years in universities and business schools alike and I was extremely impressed.”
- Andrew Garner, Former Chairman and CEO of Boyden World Corporation and founder of Garner International -
SPEAKERS

CURRENT SPEAKERS INCLUDE

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Levi Roots
reggae musician, celebrity chef, founder of Reggae Reggae Sauce
Steven Smith
the founder of Poundland
David Buttress
CEO of JUST EAT
John Griffin
Founder of Addison Lee
Vincent Hotyat
VINCENT HOTYAT, FORMER EUROMILLIONS BOARD & EXCOM PRESIDENT, LSE MANAGEMENT SCHOLAR & CONSULTANT
Kelsey Ramsden
founder of Spark Play
Dr Rami Ranger MBE
Chairman and Founder of Sun Mark Ltd and Sea, Air & Land Forwarding
Dominic O'Brien
eight time world memory champion
Dr David Lewis
Brain researcher, Chartered Neuropsychologist, Sony Award-winning broadcaster and Best-selling author
Adrian Hayes
Record-breaking adventurer, speaker and business coach
Ladi Balogun
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK (FCMB)
Julian Treasure
Founder of The Sound Agency
Kaushal Dugar
Founder and CEO of Teabox
Eric Partaker
Co-Founder of Chilango
Atul Pathak
Managing Director of Appt Corporation Ltd
Lee Carlin
Co-founder of the Intern Group
Rosaleen Blair
Founder and CEO of Alexander Mann Solutions
Andrew Garner
FORMER CEO AND CHAIRMAN OF BOYDEN WORLD CORPORATION
Gerald Horhan
FOUNDER OF THE INVESTMENT PUNK

Master Classes

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Gary Pitts and Bill Prew
Managing Partner, Tetractys Partners LLP / Founder and CEO of INDOS Financial
Andrew Garner
FORMER CEO AND CHAIRMAN OF BOYDEN WORLD CORPORATION
James Eder
Founder of The Beans Group
Stefan van der Fluit
CEO & CO-FOUNDER OF NUKLIUS

Special Performance By...


The Houghtones

LSE’s one and only A Cappella group, The Houghtones. Let the acca-awesome commence.

“I was delighted to be invited to speak at the Sparks Conference. It was a highly stimulating event and the student audience asked some of the most interesting questions I have encountered. I would recommend this event to anyone.”
- Anthony Thompson, Chairman and Co-founder of Metro Bank PLC -
SPONSORS

CURRENT Sponsors

Sponsors


Frizbee

Launching exclusively for LSE students, Frizzbee is the easiest way to “catch the campus buzz”. With Frizzbee, you can reach and share with the whole campus, discover new people at your university and stay up to date on what’s trending on your campus.

LSE Generate

Generate consists of an interactive skills development programme| and an exciting series of networking events| which, together, offer a unique platform from which students can learn, market test their ideas, and identify key relationships within their immediate and wider entrepreneurial community. We are committed to inspiring entrepreneurial potential amongst LSE students and alumni. Whether you are looking to start up your own business or interested in joining an organisation that promotes entrepreneurship as one of its core values, we hope that you can make use of this service and move a step closer to finding the entrepreneurial career path that works for you.

BlueBook

BlueBook (https://bluebook.io) is a professional education network focused on applied financial education for career creation. Based in London, UK, the platform delivers in-house analyst programs, online tutorials on the most relevant financial skills employers need. Our analysts develop unique ‘BlueBooks’ to add to their CVs and impress employers. To date, analysts have secured graduate roles at employers including Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Citigroup, Accenture and many others. BlueBook was shortlisted for the Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Award 2014 at Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania and is a national finalist for the 2015 UK Undergraduate Employability Awards. Register for our upcoming BlueBook Analyst Program: https://bluebook.io/analyst.

Zeez

Launched in 2014, Zeez was created with the simple objective to let users share information in specific locations with their community. By inserting the dimension of space into messaging, Zeez makes messaging efficient and simple. Zeez Beta is now available on the Google Play Store.

KWEEKWEEK

Designed as both a one-stop-shop for event organisers and a personal concierge for event attendees, KweekWeek gives event hosts access to all of the tools they need to manage and promote their event in one place. For event attendees, KweekWeek recommends new events based on location, history, personal preferences and social cues, so that relevant events always find an audience - and vice versa.

AP TROPHIES - OFFICIAL GIFT SPONSOR

At AP Trophies, we pride ourselves in having one of the largest selections of Trophies in London. Our selection includes trophies for all sports, corporate, community and other events. Having computerised engraving enables us to quickly turn around time. Our valued UK client-base includes hundreds of sports clubs, communities, organisations, corporations, individuals, local authorities, schools, charities and so forth. AP Trophies has been in this industry for many years now. It is now established as a recognisable and reliable name over the years with a very broad client base.Its mission is to become one of the largest suppliers of Trophies and Awards in the U.K. To achieve this, it has set out to re-engineer its business and the way it is conducted. Customer satisfaction, complete flexibility, vast choice of products and friendly and personal service are its ethos, as many of our esteemed and long-standing clients will back up our claim.




AP TROPHY





PAST Partners

Contributors
AGENDA

AGENDA

“I couldn’t help but be enthused by the large group of curious, energetic and engaged young people. It was fun.”
- John Pluthero, Executive Chairman of Cable & Wireless -
BUY YOUR TICKET

Buy Your Ticket

“Dinesh was looked after well. I was very happy with the event and think you and all the organisers did a great job.”
- On behalf of Dinesh Dhamija, Founder of eBookers -
TEAM

OUR TEAM

Feel free to get in touch with the team using the emails below.


Jaysen Sutton
Jaysen Sutton
President

j.m.sutton@lse.ac.uk

Ben Treasure
Ben Treasure
Vice President

b.treasure@lse.ac.uk

SPEAKER TEAM

Joyce Yim
Joyce Yim
Co-Head of Speakers Relations

l.j.yim@lse.ac.uk

Neha Saxena
Neha Saxena
Co-Head of Speaker relations

N.Saxena@lse.ac.uk

Harish Singh Malhi
Harish Singh Malhi
Speakers Officer

h.s.malhi@lse.ac.uk

Hamza Sheikh
Hamza Sheikh
Speakers Officer

bbbaaa@lse.ac.uk

CORPORATE RELATIONS TEAM

Sharanya Rajasekar
Sharanya Rajasekar
Co-Head of Corporate Relations

s.rajasekar@lse.ac.uk

Louis Montebello
Louis Montebello
Co-Head of Corporate Relations

l.montebello@lse.ac.uk

Max Muller
Max Muller
Sponsorship and Speaker Executive

m.r.muller@lse.ac.uk

STRATEGY TEAM

Sara Sadeghian
Sara Sadeghian
Head of Strategy

s.g.sadeghian@lse.ac.uk

Nicole Choong
Nicole Choong
Head of Logistics

n.choong@lse.ac.uk

Kamil Kra
Kamil Krajewski
Operations Executive

k.d.krajewsi@lse.ac.uk

Valerie Longe
Valerie Longe
Head of Marketing

longev@lse.ac.uk

ENTREPRENEURS TEAM

Jack Bridger
Jack Bridger
Chairman

j.bridger@lse.ac.uk

Nick Whitworth
Nick Whitworth
President

N.Whitworth@lse.ac.uk

Zeenat Zarak Khan
Zeenat Zarak Khan
Vice President

z.z.khan@lse.ac.uk

Anantya Chandra
Anantya Chandra
Executive Member

a.chandra5@lse.ac.uk

LOCATION & VENUE

Location & Venue

Widely considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in the world, Sparks has a strong foundation within the London School of Economics. The world renowned university is known for its academic excellence and attracts the future leaders in today's financial, political and business world. We invite you to join us at the university on the 21st and 22nd February 2015, a year which marks the 120th anniversary of the founding of the London School of Economics.

“May this brilliant initiative go from strength to strength.”
- Lord Karan Bilimoria, Founder of Cobra Beer -
SPARKS:INSPIRE

SPARKS:INSPIRE

Our new initiative this year, Sparks: Inspire is fully funding 50 disadvantaged children from state school backgrounds to attend both days, engage with the speakers in a close-knit environment, and hopefully have a transformative VIP experience.

New to the conference for this year, the initiative is being run in association with IntoUniversity, a national charity providing academic and person support to children from disadvantaged backgrounds, and the local schools surrounding the LSE. With its predicted success, the scope of ’Sparks Inspire’ will be developed year on year. We want to motivate and inspire the young minds of our generation.

PRESS

Press