GBx Global is partnering with the Royal Academy of Engineering to celebrate 10 years of the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub. We will have a fireside chat with four unicorn founders, sharing their insights on UK-US opportunities, followed by networking drinks.
To celebrate 10 years of the Enterprise Hub connecting innovation expertise with engineering talent, this event will provide fascinating insights on UK-US opportunities from a diverse range of guest speakers. We hope that you can join us for a fireside chat with tech founders followed by networking drinks.
The panel of speakers include unicorn founders, Sherry Coutu CBE (FTSE 100 Non-Exec Director of Pearson and Raspberry Pi, Chair of Workfinder) and Sam Chaudhary (Co-founder, ClassDojo), joined by Dr John Lazar CBE FREng (Chair of Enza Capital, Raspberry Pi Foundation and the Enterprise Committee). They will be discussing their journeys as founders, investors and advisors, as well as sharing key advice for those looking to land and expand in the USA.
The Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub supports talented entrepreneurs and decision makers to transform breakthrough engineering and scientific innovations into disruptive spinouts, startups and scaleups. GBx Global is a private non-profit community for British founders, tech leaders and investors in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Together we look forward to discussing the UK-US tech ecosystem.
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John Lazar is a software engineer and business leader focused on technology and entrepreneurship to generate positive impact. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, serving as Chair of the Enterprise Committee, and a Fellow of BCS, the UK’s chartered institute for IT. He was awarded a CBE in 2016. He is the Co-founder and General Partner of Enza Capital and the Chair for Raspberry Pi Foundation.
Sam is the Co-founder of ClassDojo, a global community of more than 50 million teachers and families who come together to share kids’ most important learning moments, in school and at home—through photos, videos, messages, and more. The educational unicorn is valued by Tencent at $1.25bn.
Sherry is a serial entrepreneur, investor and non-exec director of companies, charities and universities. At present, she is a senior independent director at Pearson, Raspberry Pi and Workfinder. Sherry has served on the Board of LinkedIn and as non-exec director at The Royal Society, Cambridge University, the London Stock Exchange plc and Zoopla. Previously, Sherry founded the unicorn Interactive Investor (listed and then acquired by LON:ABDN) and was managing director at ISI Emerging Markets (acquired by LON:ERM).
Date: 14 June 2023
Time: 5.00pm - 8.00pm
Location: Royal Academy of Engineering