How to sell your idea to investors

  • Posted on: 8 February 2017
  • By: President

 

How to sell your idea to investors
  
Speakers: Tom Hulme, Investor at Google Ventures
Where: Lecture Theatre 1, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Oxford, OX3 9DU
When: Wed 22 February 18:00 – 19:00 followed by a 1 hour networking session (registration opens at 17:30)
Registration: http://oxford.inno-forum.org/event/give-effective-pitch-lecture-tom-hulme/
 
 
The art of convincing the audience of the value of scientific pursuits and the accuracy of findings is at the heart of our academic training.  How does this translate into the business world? Who is your target audiences and what captures their imagination? Join us to find out from an expert on “pitching”. Tom Hulme, an investor at Google Ventures and a serial entrepreneur in his own right, will share a wealth of experience on this topic with us on the 22nd of February 2017 at 18:00. This is an opportunity to hear it live from a prominent public speaker, popular on many platforms such as TED Talks(https://www.ted.com/talks/tom_hulme_what_can_we_learn_from_shortcuts) and recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum; featured in WIRED UK’s Top 100 Digital Power Brokers list every year since the list was established and featured in the Evening Standard list of London’s 1000 Most Influential People.

The lecture will be followed by networking, so whether you have an interest in innovation, possess skills or advice to offer to startups or are an established entrepreneur, we look forward to seeing you for what promises to be a fantastic evening.

Innovation Forum Oxford
 
 
This lecture series is a part of the IMAGINE IF! accelerator programme, designed to inspire and foster grassroots innovation. The business idea competition provides support, mentorship and opportunity to secure $30000 of non-diluted capital.
 
 
SPEAKER'S BIOGRAPHIES:
Tom Hulme, General Partner - GV
Tom is a general partner at GV. Prior to GV, Tom was a design director at IDEO Europe. He founded OpenIDEO, an open innovation platform where 100,000 users from more than 170 countries solve challenges for social good. Tom also launched OIEngine, a SaaS platform with clients including Harvard Business School and the Knight Foundation.
Prior to IDEO, Tom was managing director of Marcos, a British sports car manufacturer and founded Magnom, a magnetic filter startup. Tom’s filter designs have been widely used in Formula One, superbikes, agricultural equipment, and central heating systems.
Tom has also angel-invested in more than 20 companies, including as the founding investor in Mile IQ (sold to Microsoft).
Tom has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and has been featured in WIRED UK’s Top 100 Digital Power Brokers list every year since the list was established. He has also been included in the Evening Standard list of London’s 1000 Most Influential People.
Tom earned a first class bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Bristol, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he received the Baker Scholar Award of high distinction. He also received an honorary doctorate from University of the Arts London.
 
This session is part of a series on entrepreneurship in health and life-sciences organised by Innovation Forum Oxford, in collaboration with the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine. For more information on the complete lecture series visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/registration-for-all-lectures-in-the-series-on-health-and-life-sciences-entrepreneurship-tickets-27673328671

Note: If you are already registered for the complete lecture series there is no need to register again for this event. 

 

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