IMAGINE IF! London Accelerator Launch

Thursday, October 18th 2018

UCL Hatchery BaseKX

17:00 – 20:00 (GMT+0h)

UCL Hatchery BaseKX

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Description

Do you have an idea in the field of life sciences, healthcare, digital health, clean-tech or any advanced engineering which has the potential to improve human wellbeing? Do you think your research has commercial applications?

If so, we are very keen on hearing from you! The IMAGINE IF! Accelerator Programme is here to help you develop your ideas and turn them into reality!

Innovation Forum London is proud to present... the IMAGINE IF! London Accelerator launch event!

Davide Turi, the Lean Venture Builder, is joining us for two short (but very informative!) sessions about Lean Canvas and Pitching. What a better way to kickstart your startup endeavour?

About the IMAGINE IF! Competition

The IMAGINE IF! competition is our truly global competition and accelerator program for deep technology. The IMAGINE IF! Accelerator looks to identify disruptive ideas emerging from local ecosystems in different countries and cities, and then accelerate these ideas into businesses. This year, we offer science ventures in the life sciences, healthcare, digital health and clean-tech, the chance to access our mentoring programme, the potential to secure non-dilutive funding, free advice from leading professional services companies and rapid networking across the Innovation Forum platform.

Lean Canvas

Develop a founding platform to support your innovative idea. This is the raw and simple starting ground of your business model and informs on its future development. This project-solution-based approach has helped start-ups grow with the times as it is well-equipped to addresses the uncertainty under which start-ups operate.

Pitching

Learn how to deliver an effective pitch that will stand out to investors. Pitching is about concisely and accurately transmitting an idea while keeping your audience engaged. A good pitch clearly conveys the key elements of your business model and addresses the concerns of your investors before they even arise. Apart from public speaking skills, this benefits from creativity and thorough knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of your business model.

Agenda

5:00pm: Arrival and registration

5:15-5:30pm: Imagine IF! launch

5:30-6:30pm: Lean canvas- Davide Turi

6:30-7:30pm: Pitching- Davide Turi

7:30pm-Onwards: Drinks and networking

Directions to the Venue

Ask reception to guide you to room 118.

Nearest tube and mainline rail station: Russell Square and King's Cross.

About Davide Turi

Davide is a Lean Venture Builder, Coach and Trainer who combines an extensive startup experience with a background of over 15 years in corporate innovation. He guides early stage entrepreneurs from an initial idea to a product ready to raise funds by applying Lean Startup methodology. He is a resident Business Coach at Imperial College London's on campus incubator, faciliting over £3M of pre-seed and seed funds raised.

He is author of 8 published books about digital innovation, and has been a successful entrepreneur himself. He is Lean Startup Ambassador for London, managing a community of 4k+ enthusiasts and practitioners and co-representing UK at the Global Lean Startup Summits.

About Innovation Forum

Innovation Forum is a researcher/innovator led, not-for-profit organisation that seeks to build bridges between academia, industry, and policy makers. Founded in Cambridge, UK in 2012, it has rapidly evolved into a leading international network of innovative talent and industry partners across 16 affiliated branches based at leading academic institutions worldwide.

As a global network, we aim to provide sustainable open environments for scientists, innovators, industrial practitioners and policymakers to serve as a platform to define, discuss and solve major local and global challenges; facilitating researchers and entrepreneurs to launch and commercialise their innovative ideas. We act as an accumulator, accelerator and broker of ideas and expertise.

Interested in organsing scientific outreach events and being part of a global accelerator? Send us a mail at [email protected] and [email protected]

Speakers

Davide is a Lean Venture Builder, Coach and Trainer who combines an extensive startup experience with a background of over 15 years in corporate innovation.
He guides early stage entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs from an initial idea to a product ready to raise funds by applying Lean Startup methodology.
Among others, he is resident Business Coach at Imperial College London's on campus incubator.
He has touched over 200 startups during the last two years facilitating over £3M of pre-seed and seed funds raised.
He has held senior innovation positions at leading media companies across UK and Italy, including SKY UK, TalkTalk and Mediaset, where he lead award-winning new product developments that shaped the evolution of the industry.
He has lectured at several Universities across Italy, Finland and UK, including Imperial College Business School.
He is author of 8 published books about digital innovation, and has been a successful entrepreneur himself.
He is Lean Startup Ambassador for London, managing a community of 4k+ enthusiasts and practitioners and co-representing UK at the Global Lean Startup Summits.

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