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18:20 - 20:00 21 June 2010

Doug Richard's School for Start-Ups: Perfect Your Pitch


Old Refectory | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Doug Richard, Entrepreneur and founder of School for Start-ups, Doug Richard is a successful entrepreneur with 20 years experience in the development and leadership of technology and software ventures, Doug featured in the first two TV series of Dragon's Den. He is the Founder and Vice-Chairman of the Cambridge Angels and Chairman of the Conservative Party Small Business Task Force. Doug has always been a champion for startups and small businesses. Even before founding School for Startups he actively mentored, coached and supported many entrepreneurs. In 2008, after teaching a one-day class in entrepreneurship, Doug decided to found an enterprise dedicated to helping people start better, more profitable, businesses. Since 2008 he has taught thousands in face to face and online classes across the UK. His wry, candid, practical and ultimately upbeat courses in how to start a business quickly, with a minimum of outside investment and how to market and grow a business efficiently make him a sought after speaker.

The BBC's Dragon's Den allowed viewers at home to see just how easy it is for a pitch to fall apart under scrutiny, but it also demonstrated how the perfect pitch can have investors biting your hand off to jump on board.

This on-line seminar will be be personally hosted by Dragon's Den serial entrepreneur Doug Richard.

As Doug says, 'Entrepreneurship can be taught and must be learned'.

Please note: this event is now fully booked but you can watch it live on-line by clicking on the link provided below - the on-line viewing will start at 6.30pm.


Wendy Tester
+44 (0)20 7679 9955 | w.tester@ucl.ac.uk


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Doug Richard