When we were asked to highlight the London School of Economics weekend entrepreneurship conference for 250 of the most ambitious students from around the world, we thought who better to tell us about the Conference itself than the President of Sparks@LSE 2012; Rajiv Dhokia….
“As another year passes, the headlines in the business world have once again been dominated by the fruitless efforts to emerge from the financial crisis. Not a day goes by without hearing the words ‘economic slowdown’, ‘job cuts’ or ‘growing national debt’.
Recently, however, another buzzword has emerged and is quickly being recognised as one of the “only strategies left” to reinvigorate growth. That word is entrepreneurship. David Cameron recently claimed that enterprise is “the only hope for growth” for the UK, and accordingly announced a budget that introduced previously unheard of policies to boost enterprise.
This philosophy is at the essence of ‘Sparks@LSE – Inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs’, hosted by the LSEsu Entrepreneurs Society, an interactive weekend entrepreneurship conference held at the London School of Economics for 250 of the most ambitious students and young professionals from around the world. Through our diverse agenda, our goal is to inspire young people to develop their business potential and encourage innovative thinking. Led by high-profile entrepreneurs, the conference will feature lectures, networking sessions and skills-based workshops designed to ignite the spark in budding young entrepreneurs that now represent the future of our economy.
Building on our hugely successful inaugural conference, where we had the great pleasure of welcoming a variety of world-class entrepreneurs from the likes of Lord Karan Bilimoria (Founder of Cobra Beer) to Ed Wray (Co-founder and Chairman of Betfair), we are incredibly happy to have grown our network of entrepreneurs affiliated with the event this year. Speakers announced so far include the likes of Kris Gopalkrishnan (Co-founder Infosys), Stephen Wiener (Founder of Cineworld) and many more! “The Sparks student team is proud to provide a platform to inspire students and young professionals to fulfill their business ambitions – we are looking forward to welcoming all the delegates in February!”
Keep an eye out for our interview with Rajiv, which will feature on theemployable later on in the week and thank you to Rajiv for highlighting the good work that is going on…