Entrepreneurship Workshop Programme

The programme for the two-day entrepreneurship workshop at the Digital Catapult Centre is as follows:

Day One

10:00WelcomeProfessor Sarah Sharples/Felicia Black, Digital Economy Network
10:15Workshop scope and organisationProfessor Philip Treleaven, UCL
10:30Identifying your idea, branding and visionPhilip Treleaven, UCL
11:00Business model canvasChris Skilton, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Consultant
11:30Coffee break
11:45Funding pitches: OverviewPhilip Treleaven, UCL
12:15PhD entrepreneurial journey

PhD entrepreneurship case study: Brainpool

Tom Stone, Former UCL PhD Student, Co-Founder of PredictionIO and Advisor - London Co-investment Fund

Paula Parpart (Former UCL PhD Student and Co-Founder), Kasia Borowska, Laura Weis - Brainpool
13:00Buffet lunch
13:45Hackathon organisationDr Chris Carter, Haydn Green Institute &
Chris Skilton
14:15Group workingAll participants
15:00Group workingAll participants
15:30Refreshments served (continue group work)
16:30Funding pitches and adviceDaniel Hulme, Former UCL PhD Student & CEO of Satalia
17:00Day 1 round up - Information for Day 2.All participants

Day Two

09:00Company structures and IPRProfessor Philip Treleaven
09:30Sources of fundingPhilip Treleaven
10:00PhD student entrepreneurial case study presentationsHirsh Pithadia, PhD Student & Advisor - UCL Financial Industry Series

Andrew Mann, David Twomey, Ross Phillips, Co-Founders of CoinStrats
10:30Coffee break
11:00Hackathon pitching advice and preparationMentors/Organisers
11:15 -12:30Group workingAll participants
13:30Dragon's Den presentationsFacilitated by Chris Carter (Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship) & Oonagh McGee (Newcastle University)
14:00Dragon's Den presentationsFacilitated by Chris Carter & Oonagh McGee
14:30Dragon's Den presentationsFacilitated by Chris Carter & Oonagh McGee
15:00Tea break
15:30Winners announcements and prize givingDigital Catapult, EPSRC and DEN colleagues
16:00Event close

A digital economy network for PhD students in CDTs funded by EPSRC

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