Explaining why King’s partnered on the event, Julie Devonshire OBE, Director of the Entrepreneurship Institute, says: ‘More and more, King’s students are becoming interested in entrepreneurship.
‘Silicon Valley is world famous for the entrepreneurs that it produces and supports and hearing from those who have operated successfully in that ecosystem can be very insightful - listening to successes and failures, the challenges entrepreneurs have faced, how they overcame them and the lessons they learnt on the way.’
Students from across facilities, from Biomedical Engineering to Informatics and Computer Science, came to the event, bringing with them their own entrepreneurial ideas.
Sakeen, who studies Computer Science said: ‘As a final year computer science student who would like to start his own venture in the near future, the session highlighted to me that the ethical issues of AI are something that I need to consider more as I was not putting much emphasis on this before.
‘It was very encouraging to learn more about Ruzwana’s journey, as we have a similar background. It’s made me consider looking into Silicon Valley more for starting my entrepreneurial journey, as I thought it was inaccessible for people based in the UK.’