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Warwick Entrepreneurs Conference 2011

At a Glance
Date: Saturday 12 March 2011
Time: 10am to 6pm
Location: Maths Building
Open To: Everyone
Cost: Free
Summary: A range of speakers talk about entrepreneurship.

Warwick Entrepreneurs is hosting the inaugural Warwick Entrepreneurs Conference 2011.

The objective of the Conference is to promote and inspire an entrepreneurial spirit amongst all participants. There will be a varied panel of speakers. The event is free and open to all.

The full profiles of the speakers for the day are:

Fraser Doherty

Founder & CEO of SuperJam

Fraser, now 21, set up SuperJam at the age of 14, using his Grandmother's secret jam recipes. After cooking jam at home for several years; selling his produce at farmers' markets and to delicatessens, he developed a method of producing jam entirely from fruit and fruit juice, making it healthier and better tasting than regular jams. After setting up production, creating a brand and perfecting his recipes, Fraser became the youngest ever supplier to a major supermarket chain when Waitrose launched the range in March 2007. SuperJam now supplies over 1,000 supermarkets in the UK (incl. Tesco, Asda Wal-Mart, Morrisons, Waitrose) and is working on expanding overseas.

Rajeeb Dey

Founder and chief executive of Enternships.com

Enternships.com is a service providing "entrepreneurial work placements" by connecting talented students and graduates to start-ups, SMEs and “intrapreneurial” firms worldwide. He has been named one of the "rising stars of the business world" by Spectator Business Magazine, and the Financial Times said him to be "among the most high profile" young entrepreneurs. At age 17, he founded and chaired the first national student run organisation - the English Secondary Students' Association (ESSA). His work with the ESSA led him to win several awards, including the prestigious Bank of England’s Windsor Fellowship in 2005, the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Award in 2006 and Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts.

Tim Powell

Senior Executive at the University of Warwick Science Park, and Director of Minerva's Business Angel Network

Tim has 25 years of experience in the SME market - ranging across sectors - and he has, in his previous capacity as a venture capital fund manager, assisted business in attracting £25m in investments.

David Langer

Co-Founder and chief executive of GroupSpaces Ltd

GroupSpaces Ltd is a funded Internet start-up addressing the pains of group management and communication online. He is a regular columnist for the entrepreneurship section of the national student newspaper - The Gateway.

Joel Gascoigne

Founder of OnePage

OnePage is an online networking tool. He has had a wide experience in starting and running businesses, having also founded or co-founded StartupMill, BUffer, ahead7 and lasyou.com.

Rob Geraghty

Founder of The WOW Factor

The WOW Factor is a presentations consultancy, training and coaching firm. He previously worked for Accenture - the management consultancy firm, and now coaches senior business people in how to communicate with passion, confidence and authenticity.