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 4 countries?

The Young Entrepreneurs Programme, the flagship pre-accelerator of UK based educational charity Reload Greece, runs across leading universities in the UK, Netherlands, Greece and Cyprus. The programme aims to enable youth (Final year, Masters & PhD 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, Construction and Tourism sectors. 

The programme runs in 3 phases: 

IGNITE (workshops in each location, where we work on your business idea with tailor-made educational content)

ACCELERATE (14 selected teams get 7 weeks of 1:1 mentoring with a dedicated mentor per team & masterclasses with leading tech companies on Growth Hacking, IP, startup Finance and more) 

PITCH (entrepreneurs present their startup in front of judges at a pitch event in London for awards and prizes)

Session Breakdown:

  • 18:00 - 18:05: Registration
  • 18:05 - 18:15: Introduction to the programme and awards
  • 18:15 - 18:30: Inspirational talk by Ugur Tanriverdi, Founder of Unhindr, PhD Researcher at Imperial College London 
  • 18:30 - 19:00: ‘Time to shine’*
  • 19:00 - 20.00: Breakout Session (1:1 mentoring)
  • 20:00 - 20.15: Present your developed business idea to the group
  • 20:15 - 20:30: Wrap up

*- 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 within 2 mins at the workshop.

  - If you already have an idea and a team, join us to get the ball rolling!

  -  If you do not have a business idea; no problem! Come along to enhance your skills and join a team to develop the idea further together.

Some of the mentors you'll meet on the day:

  • Vasiliki Chounta, Global Health Outcomes Manager at ViiV Healthcare (GSK)
  • Nuno Costa, Vodafone One Net Cloud Products Leader
  • Antonio Baccari (Uni Associate), Financial & Strategy Advisor | Business Angel | Executive in residence | NED | Trustee
  • Sotiris Rompas, Director, Life Sciences at Huron
  • Kristian Papadakis, Founder of Presso Network
  • Vassilis Karavas, Managing Partner UPIQ Advisors - Private Equity & Structured Finance
  • Vangelis Sakelliou, Sales Director, Heading Business Development and Marketing for EMEA, FinIQ Consulting Pvt.Ltd


Plus: Free pizza for our hardworking participants! 

Proudly hosted by Reload Greece Foundation- Reload Greece is a UK-based educational charity enabling a new generation of entrepreneurs to develop business ventures with a positive social and economic impact in their home countries. So far 210 jobs have been created and £10 million have been raised by RG alumni startups.

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

'The best is #RGYEP to come!'

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Thursday, October 31, 2019 6:00 PM


Imperial Entreprise Lab Level 0, Sherfield Building (Access next to Great Hall)
Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ South Kensington, London
,United Kingdom

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