Students host entrepreneur events
Posted on 18/02/2011
The KCLBC committee
The Apprentice’s Margaret Mountford and the MD of Groupon UK are visiting King’s next week as part of two student events championing entrepreneurship.
The King’s College London Business Club (KCLBC) will be hosting the London Apprentice Challenge Finale on 21 February (18.00) in the Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus.
The event will see the finalists of the separate Apprentice Challenges from King’s, UCL and Imperial battle it out over a gruelling weekend; challenging themselves in sales, negotiation, marketing and innovation. Margaret Mountford from BBC1’s The Apprentice will be there to judge these candidates and have the final say. The event will be followed by networking at Adam Street private members’ club.
The following night (22 February), KCLBC will be hosting an event entitled 'Getting beyond $6 billion in two years - the Groupon Story’ at 19.15 in the Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus.
Groupon, the social buying site that spurned a $6 billion offer from Google, is pushing ahead with plans for its initial public offering - a debut that could value the company at $15 billion or more. Guest speaker Christopher Muhr, the Managing Director of Groupon UK, will offer the inside scoop on the company’'s success, his own experiences and how start-ups must be taken seriously.
The event will be followed by networking at Adam Street private members’ club. To register, email KCLBC.
Sarah Chen, President of KCLBC, commented: ‘With graduate employability rates at an all time low, it is imperative that graduates begin to take leadership and see the crisis as an opportunity to chart their own paths as entrepreneurs. While a daunting idea in comparison to the conventional corporate routes, entrepreneurship now has a buzz around it that has made it so much more appealing to students and we aim to further encourage this via our network.’