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Join the President & Principal in conversation with King’s alumna and entrepreneur Josephine Philips

A photo montage featuring Josephine Philips, a woman in a brown suit sat casually in a chair, and Professor Shitij Kapur, a man in a blue suit standing by a grand stone staircase

On Wednesday 19 January, President & Principal, Professor Shitij Kapur will host King's alumna, Josephine Philips, (Philosophy & Physics, 2021) the Founder and CEO of fashion alterations and repairs app, Sojo, for a virtual ‘in conversation’ during Welcome to King’s.

Open to all students, Shitij and Josephine will talk about everything from their personal experiences of King's, to how passion with purpose is inspiring and shaping their own careers. They’ll also discuss Professor Kapur’s pathway to King’s, his ambitions for the university, as well as Josephine’s journey from developing a new idea, to being named the winner of the Santander X Entrepreneurship Awards 2021, a prestigious UK-wide entrepreneurial business pitching competition for students and recent graduates.

Josephine smiles next to Idea Factory banner

Josephine started her entrepreneurial journey at King’s, first pitching her start-up fashion app to our Idea Factory competition, before being invited to join the King’s20 Accelerator, the Entrepreneurship Institute’s flagship programme supporting the 20 highest potential ventures from across the university. Building on Josephine’s long-held passion for sustainable fashion, Sojo is a platform for clothing alterations that connects users with local seamsters. It was an immediate success and has now been downloaded thousands of times and been featured in publications including British Vogue.

Professor Kapur returned to lead King’s in June 2021, following more than four years at the University of Melbourne, having previously been the founding Executive Dean of our Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN). Professor Kapur is recognised worldwide for his research on understanding psychosis and antipsychotic treatment and has received many awards and honorary fellowships including Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Fellow of King's College London and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Copenhagen.

Book your place

The virtual discussion will take place on Wednesday 19 January from 17:00 – 18:00. Register for the event the Life at King’s app, available on Apple or Android.

If it’s your first time using the app, enter the passphrase reggielion22 to access the Welcome to King’s Guide.

From there, head to Welcome Events & Workshops > Alumni to register.