Since its inception in 2010, Sparks has emerged as the largest and most prestigious student-run entrepreneurship conference in the UK. We have hosted over 50 world business leaders, founders and CEO's to inspire, lead workshops and directly network with over 450 entrepreneurial students each year. These speakers travel from across the globe and have run billion dollar companies ranging from space travel to online technology to disruptive start ups.
Sparks is more than just a conference, it's a dynamic event in which student delegates from leading universities around the world come together to develop skills and gain insight, whether they are embarking on their own start-up or seeking to innovate within their own profession.
LSE’s one and only A Cappella group, The Houghtones. Let the acca-awesome commence.
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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
|09:00 - 09:40||Registration|
|09:45 - 09:55||Welcome|
|09:55 - 10:10||Opening - Andrew Garner, Former CEO of Boyden World Corporation|
|10:15 - 11:00||Keynote - Rosaleen Blair, Founder & CEO of Alexander Mann Solutions|
|11:00 - 11:15||Break|
|11:15 - 12:00||Keynote - Ladi Balogun - CEO of First City Monument Bank, Nigeria|
|12:05 - 12:50||Keynote - Levi Roots, Founder of Reggae Reggae Sauce|
|12:50 - 13:30||Lunch|
|13:35 - 14:20||Keynote - Kelsey Ramsden - Founder, SparkPlay|
|14:25 - 15:10||Keynote - Dominic O Brien - 8x World Memory Champion|
|15:10 - 15:20||Break|
|15:25 - 16:10||Keynote - Dr David Lewis - Founder, Mindlab International|
|16:10 - 16:40||Coffee Break|
|16:40 - 17:25||Masterclasses - Gary Pitts & Bill Prew, Stefan Van der Fluit, Andrew Garner and James Eder|
|17:30 - 18:15||Keynote - Vincent Hotyat - Former President, Euromillions|
|18:20 - 19:05||Keynote - Rami Ranger - Chairman, Sun Mark Ltd|
|09:15 - 09:30||Registration|
|09:35 - 09:40||Welcome|
|09:40 - 10:25||Keynote - John Griffin - Founder, Addison Lee|
|10:30 - 11:15||Keynote - Eric Partaker - Co-Founder, Chillango|
|11:15 - 11:30||Break|
|11:30 - 12:15||Keynote - Atul Pathak – Managing Director of Appt Corporation|
|12:15 - 13:00||Lunch|
|13:05 - 13:50||Keynote - David Buttress - CEO, JustEat|
|13:55 - 14:40||Keynote - Julian Treasure - Founder, The Sound Agency|
|14:45 - 15:00||Break - The Houghtones Performance|
|15:05 - 15:50||Keynote - Quick Fire Series - Lee Carlin - Director, Intern Group; Kaushal Dugar - Founder, Teabox|
|15:50 - 16:20||Coffee Break|
|16:25 - 17:10||Keynote - Steven Smith - Founder, Poundland|
|17:15 - 18:00||Keynote - Gerald Horhan – Founder, The Investment Punk|
|18:10 - 18:10||Closing|
|18:15 - 19:00||Keynote - Adrian Hayes - Record-breaking adventurer, speaker and business coach|
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.
London School of Economics
Houghton St, London
WC2A 2AE, United Kingdom
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.