Where to Start at Startup Weekend

This time next week I shall be getting ready for Startup Weekend Lancaster 2015. It has been a long time in the making (a huge amount of credit must go to Philipp for his work in organising the event) and soon it will be show time. If you are unfamiliar with the Startup Weekend format, here’s a quick run-down: – 60-second …

The Other Side of the Table

This year I am Vice-President of the Entrepreneurs Society at University and this week we have been recruiting new exec members. All society exec members are voted into their position by the society members, however being such a large society, we naturally receive lots of applications for multiple roles. For that reason we also hold interviews. One, to see if …

What is the greatest question of all?

According to entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Yuri Milner, it is; “Are we alone?” He expanded on this during an interview at the recent TechCrunch ‘Disrupt’ conference. This talk about space has come at a convenient time for me. I recently visited the Kennedy Space Centre whilst on holiday in America. The history of NASA and space exploration is incredible, seeing …

How to Land a Blue Marlin

This week I was taught how to fish using Nando’s as bait…… no, I’m being serious! Last week I attended the Chasing ED conference at Campus London. This was the first conference I had attended outside of university and it didn’t disappoint! Besides being in Google’s awesome office space for startups, I had a great day meeting new people from …

How conversation creates remarkable change

Last month I was able to attend my first TEDx event – TEDxLancasterU When I first sat down to see that I had 14 talks and performances ahead of me I did start to think I was in for a long night. However, by the end I was pleading for more. A huge well done must go out to the …

Pitching – Control What They See

I recently attended a pitching event, organised by the Hive. Two friends and I decided to pitch our new idea. This would be the first time we had properly explained our idea to others. We had three minutes to somehow make our rather ambiguous and flawed idea sound incredible. We had thoughts ourselves about where this idea would go, but …