Failtastic tales: A celebration of our best failure stories.

10th November 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An exciting opportunity for tech entrepreneurs to put investors in the hot seat for a change.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is approaching and this year we will hold an extraordinary discussion about an ordinary topic: 9 out of 10 venture-backed startups fail, according to the Startup Genome Project, so it is about time we celebrated failure!

Join a panel discussion featuring international entrepreneurs from the Academy’s Leaders in Innovation Fellowships and Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation programmes and UK-based entrepreneurs from the Enterprise Hub about the lessons they have learnt along their entrepreneurial journeys which have built their resilience to innovate and disrupt.

2.00pm Welcome and introduction
Dr Inken Braunschmidt, Chief Innovation and Digital Officer, Halma plc
2.10pm Panel discussion
Dr Mai Sabry Saleh, LIF participant with innovation in HR health promotion
Dr Amrit Chandan, CEO of Aceleron and Enterprise Hub Member
Chinenye Justin Nwaogwugwu, Chemical Engineer and Africa Prize alumnus
2.45pm Q&A session with audience
3.00pm Event close


This event is free of charge, but registration is required.
After registering your place, you will receive an email that contains login details to join the online event.
If you have any questions, please contact Hollie Andrews , Programme Officer, Entrepreneourship for Development, at the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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