IGNITE @Reload: DEVELOPING YOUR IDEA - Imperial College London

General Admission Registrations period has ended.

Are you interested in developing your early stage business idea while networking with like minded entrepreneurs from 5 countries?

The Young Entrepreneurs Programme, the flagship pre-accelerator of UK based educational charity Reload Greece, runs across leading universities in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, U.S and Greece. The programme aims to enable youth (Final year, Masters & Ph.D. students and Researchers) and young professionals to develop business ideas with a positive socio-economic impact on their home counties. RG YEP is particularly keen to meet ideas coming from the MedTech, AgriTech, GreenTech, FinTech and Tourism sectors. 

The programme runs in 3 phases: 

IGNITE (workshops in each country, where we source business ideas)

ACCELERATE (6 weeks of 1:1 mentoring with dedicated mentors per team & masterclasses) 

PITCH (entrepreneurs pitch at the final event in London)

Kick start your entrepreneurial journey by joining this IGNITE workshop, you’ll have the chance to work on your early stage idea or the problem you want to solve using the methodology of Reload Greece. 

Session Breakdown:

  • 18:30 - 18:35: Registration
  • 18:35 - 18:45: Introduction to the programme and awards
  • 18:45 - 19:00 Inspirational talk by Experoment, YEP 2017-18 Innovation Award Winner, coming from Imperial College and Quanterium blockchain startup founded by 3 Imperial alumni 
  • 19:00 - 19:30: ‘Time to shine’*
  • 19:30 - 20:30: Breakout Session (mentoring)
  • 20:30 - 20.45: Present your developed business idea to the group
  • 20:45 - 21:00: Wrap up

RG Mentors include:

1. Nicolas Huber, CEO ProteinLogic Ltd

2. Selina Cao, PhD Candidate at Imperial College Business School, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Department

3. Aggelos Baxevanis, Global VP Mktg Communication & Mktg Excellence at Smith & Nephew

4. Dimitrios Vasileiadis, Senior Product Manager, Global Trade & Receivables Finance at HSBC

5. Panos Karouzos, Managing Director of LUMO @OVO Energy 

6. Thodoris Patramanis, Senior Manager at EY

*- If you have an idea that you would like to share with the audience, please answer the questions in the registration form to be able to present it during that time.

 ***THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE AT Skempton Building - Room 207, Imperial College London***


Plus: Free pizza for our hardworking participants! 

Proudly hosted by Reload Greece - Reload Greece is a UK-based educational charity; we are building a new generation of entrepreneurs to create ventures with a positive social or economic impact in their home countries.

Watch this video with testimonials from last year’s winners and participants. 

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:30 PM


Skempton Building - Room 207
Imperial College Rd
Kensington, United Kingdom

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