TALK ON TRUMP. 'TRUE NEWS' ABOUT HIS ECONOMIC POLICIES AND THEIR EFFECT ON THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Followed by two high-tech company pitches
September 21st Event Agenda
- 6 p.m. - 6.30 p.m. Reception
- 6.30 p.m. - 6.35 p.m. Welcome Speech
- Speaker: Mr. Robin Pike (Senior Advisory at Partner Capital)
- 6.35 p.m. - 6.50 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Andrew Hilton
- (Director of the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation)
- 6.50 p.m. - 7.05 p.m. Speaker: Ms. Kate Hofman
- (Co-founder of GrowUp Urban Farms) &
- 7.05 p.m. - 7.20 p.m. Speaker: Ms. Barbara Spurrier
- (Chief Financial Officer of Concepta) &
- 7.20 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. Networking
- (Drinks & Canapés)
Speakers Introduction 、
Mr. Robin Pike
Robin is an Advisory Partner at Partner Capital, specialising in capital raising for systematic trading and business development projects. Following an entrepreneurial career founding and running a publishing business in the UK, Robin sold the business and went on to become a managing director at Citigroup, London, running an equity research division. He has over 10 years’ experience in the hedge fund industry, managing a fund of funds business and marketing single manager funds.
Dr. Andrew Hilton
Dr. Hilton is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation, a London-based non-profit think-tank, supported by 70 City institutions (including the BofE, the Treasury and the FCA). He has worked for the World Bank in Washington and has published in journals such as the Harvard Business Review and Energy Policy. He has a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Wharton and an MA from New College, Oxford. He was appointed OBE in 2006.
Ms. Kate Hofman
Ms. Hofman is the CEO and Co-founder of GrowUp, London's first commercial aquaponic urban farming business. After graduating from Imperial College Lonon, Kate worked at IBM as an organisational change consultant. In 2015, Kate was selected as one of the London Leaders by the London Sustainable Development Commission. In 2017, Kate and her business partner Mr. Tom Webster have been listed on Forbes 30 under 30 Europe Social Entrepreneurs.
Ms. Barbara Spurrier
Ms. Spurrier is the Chief Financial Officer of Concepta. Barbara is a qualified certified accountant (FCCA) with over 30 years finance experience in numerous sectors including Healthcare, Technology, Oil & Gas and FMCG. Recently Barbara has successfully concluded 2 IPO’s, 2 RTOs and multiple fundraising on LSE/AIM. She has also secured VC funding for growth businesses and completed several M&A transactions.
GrowUp Urban Farms combine technology and environmentalism to run the Capital’s only commercial indoor aquaponic urban farm from a warehouse in East London. Aquaponics combines aquaculture (farming fish) and hydroponics (growing plants in a nutrient solution instead of soil). The farm in Beckton, near London City Airport, is acompletely controlled environment growing space, using LED lighting over 10 verticallystacked growing layers, and a Recirculating Aquaculture System.
As the water is fed directly to the roots of the plants and then recirculated to the fish tanks, the system uses much less water than traditional agriculture. This low energy, low water-use system is an environmentally conscious way of growing food and is especially suited to high density urban agriculture.
GrowUp supplies to distributors and restaurants throughout London.
Concepta is a pioneering UK healthcare company with a Chinese founder and office in Shanghai. It is the developer of a proprietary platform and suite of products targeted at the personalised mobile health market with a primary focus on women's fertility and specifically unexplained infertility.
It has designed and developed a proprietary platform for at-home and Point-of-Care testing that comprises a hand-held meter, test sticks and an app. Its technology allows for both qualitative and quantitative results. This opens up a wide range of opportunities in the management of individual health parameters and in the emerging mobile health market.
In just three years, Concepta has been able to develop an innovative testing platform, obtain cFDA product registration and successfully list on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).
Concepta is currently increasing its marketing and sales drive into China, the planned launch market, of its “myLotus” fertility product.