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Free tickets available for student entrepreneurship conference

By Sophia Cheraitia | 13th Dec 2018

Free and discounted tickets are on offer to University of Kent students for a national entrepreneurship conference which will be held on the Canterbury campus in 2019.

The NACUE (National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs) Student Enterprise Conference will feature than 60 inspiring speakers over the weekend of February 23-24.

With a theme of Change Makers, the conference will bring together students from across the UK to explore entrepreneurship through talks, practical workshops and networking opportunities.

Speakers announced so far include Robert Forkan, co-founder of ethical fashion brand Gandys. Robert founded the firm with his brother, Paul, after narrowly surviving the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004, which killed their parents.

Also speaking is Jonas Huckestein, co-founder of Monzo Bank, a UK start-up which has no physical banks, instead using Android smartphone apps.

University of Kent alumnus, James Buckley-Thorp, founder of Rupert and Buckley, started his firm with around 600 pairs of socks produced in his dorm room, turning this from £40 into a £3-million company.

The conference is being hosted by Kent Business School in the stunning Sibson building but is open to all University students.

The event will take place between 23-24 February in the Sibson building from 10.00-1700

Email ASPIRE for details of free and discounted tickets, contact Rebecca Smith ASPIRE@kent.ac.uk


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