MassChallenge UK Awards & Fun(d)raiser 2016 with Swiss Re
Kick off 2017 in style by celebrating MassChallenge™ UK's top startups with us! This isn't your average demo day - there'll be interactivity, inspiration, music, food trucks, drinks, and plenty of surprises at this high-energy 'beat the January blues' party. Come see 20 fast paced, high-energy pitches, and find out which startups will take home the £100K in equity-free cash prizes.
Who will be there? Entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, media, politicians and philanthropists.
At #MCAwards16, you'll:
• Engage with the top startups in Europe, including the 100 finalists from MassChallenge UK 2016 and MassChallenge alumni
• Hear inspiring pitches from the Top 20 startups
• Hear a keynote by Brent Hoberman, Co Founder, Founders Factory & Founders Forum
• Meet, mix, and mingle with 500 innovation A-listers
• Hob nob with our Headline Sponsor: Swiss RE
• See the winning startups revealed and cash awarded
• Get your tickets now - space is limited!
Location: The Old Truman Brewery, The Boiler House, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU
Time: 18:00 – 23:30
If you are a member of the media, please apply for a press pass at firstname.lastname@example.org.
** All tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
**MassChallenge is a Registered Charity, No. 1161133. The MassChallenge UK Awards & Fun(d)raiser proceeds support entrepreneurs.
Brent Hoberman, Co Founder, Founders Factory & Founders Forum
Brent is Chairman and Co-Founder of Founders Factory, a corporate backed incubator/accelerator based in London. Brent is Co-Founder of made.com, a direct-from-factory homewares retailer across Europe.
Brent also co-founded lastminute.com in April 1998. He was CEO from its inception and sold it in 2005 lastminute.com to Sabre for $1.1bn.
Brent co-founded and chairs Founders Forum; a series of intimate annual global events for the leading entrepreneurs of today and the rising stars of tomorrow. Founders Forum also has an innovation consultancy for top corporates (Founders Intelligence), and a recruitment company (Founders Keepers). He also championed and chairs Founders of the Future, a network to inspire budding entrepreneurs in the UK, France and soon Germany. He also cofounded and chairs SmartUp.io, a new business in gamified mobile learning for entrepreneurs and corporates.
Brent sits on the Advisory board for LetterOne Technology (a $16bn investment fund) and the UK Government Digital Advisory Board. He is a board member of The Economist and sits on the Royal Academy Corporate Advisory Group. Brent is a YGL and Prime Minister's Business Trade Ambassador. Brent is an angel investor and is raising a new fund. Brent was awarded a CBE in the 2015 New Year's Honour's List.
Previously also served on the boards of GMG, Time Out, Eton College, TalkTalk & UAL.
Brent was ranked '40' in Wired’s ‘100 of the Global Digital Influencers’ of 2016’ (Number 2 in the UK). Also, FT named him as one of the Top 30 Digital Influencers of the City.
Businesses which Brent has co founded, have raised over $500 million.