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Tuesday, November 23, 2010 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
The YHP Connect is a monthly meet up where entrepreneurs, investors, talents can both come together under one roof to chill, relax and connect.
YHP Connect gives entrepreneurs and talents a place to network/connect with each other in a spontaneous way, Good music, Classy Location, and an opportunity to listen to top entrepreneurs, investors, talent give tips & advice about their journey.
A place where you can invite a business partner and associate to meet up with you to have a drink and talk business.
While sending emails, texts, tweets, skype are all quick and effective way to communicate and network, nothing still beats the physical connection between people. Word of mouth is still the most powerful advertising tool.
As the event keeps expanding, we hope to invite key investors, so you never know, you might get your opportunity.
This is a community where we could all help each other, in collaboration, feedback, advice and funding.
6:30PM: Registration, Mini- networking session & Entertainment (Sara Sullivan)
6:50pm: Joseph Ajilore, Founder of YHP – Quick Introduction
7:00pm : Rajeeb Dey – Founder of Enternships
7:15pm – Reshma Sohoni – CEO of Seedcamp
7:30pm – Viviane Jaeger – Co-Founder, Managing and Creative Director at SquidLondon
7:45pm: Entertainment (Acoustic Performance by Sara Sullivan), Break & Networking
8:15pm – Jessica Rose – Founder/Director of the London Jewellery School
8:30pm – Becky Benfield – Founder of UH (Utterly Horses)
8:45pm – Rob Soltanie – Founder/Acquisition Director of Best Property Company UK LTD
9:00pm: Questions & Answers
9:15pm – 10:00pm: Networking
Rajeeb Dey – CEO/Founder of Enternships
Rajeeb is the Founder/CEO of Enternships.com, a service providing “entrepreneurial work placements” by connecting talented students and graduates to start-ups, SMEs and “intrapreneurial” firms worldwide. Rajeeb – who has been named as one of the UK’s “rising stars of the business world” by Spectator Business Magazine – graduated with First Class Honours in June 2008 from the University of Oxford in Economics & Management. Whilst at University he was the longest serving President of Oxford Entrepreneurs, one of the largest networks of student entrepreneurs in Europe, with over 4000 members.
Reshma Sohoni – CEO of Seedcamp
Reshma is one of the co-founders of Seedcamp and runs it on a day-to-day basis as its CEO. She joined Seedcamp from the Venture team at 3i. Prior to 3i, Reshma spent over 3 years at Vodafone in their Commercial Strategy team, working across the Europe and Japan footprints in marketing strategy and pricing functions. Reshma started her career in the US in investment banking (Broadview) and venture capital (Softbank). Reshma also serves on the boards of Launch48 and Zoombu along with managing 21 companies in the Seedcamp portfolio.
Viviane Jaeger – Co-Founder, Managing and Creative Director at SquidLondon
Viviane is the co-founder, managing and Creative Director of Squid london, a company that she and her co-founder started in june 2008, to give you a perfect picture of what squid london is about. Imagine you are walking down the street, it starts to rain and your ordinary black umbrella interacts and changes colour in the rain, creating a walking piece of art – called a ‘wearable piece of art’ by Time Out New York.
She is a graduate(BA (Hons) from London College of Fashion where she studied Product Design and Developement.
Jessica Rose – Founder/Director of the London Jewellery School
Jessica Rose is a jewellery designer and Founder/ Director of the London Jewellery School, the UK’s largest independent jewellery training centre. The jewellery school is based in the heart of London’s famous jewellery quarter, Hatton Garden and attracts 100’s of students per year. With over 100 different classes to choose from, from beading and silver to glass and resin – there is something for everyone. Aged just 23 Jessica regularly teaches classes as well as Directing the school and she is soon to be featured on a documentary for BBC2 focusing on young creative entrepuners.
Becky Benfield – Founder of UH (Utterly Horses).
Becky started the company at the age of 16. Utterly Horses is now recongised as the UKs leading Model horse specialist and is known as “The Home of the Model Horse” Utterly Horses have been featured in countless National Newspapers, on TV and on the Radio.
Becky won the Essex Entrepeneur of the Year Award at age 17. The youngest winner in the awards history. In her spare time, she does lots of active things like climb mountains and run in marathons to raise money for charity. She also does lots of volunteering work with her local community and is studying towards an Degree in the Arts.
Becky is a Member (or fellow) of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts,Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). Her company Reached their 50,000th order in 2009.
Rob Soltanie – Founder/Acquisition Director of Best Property Company UK LTD
Robert is a London based entrepreneur, with expertise in the London Property and Financial Markets.
He is also Chairman, Ex-President and Founder of Kingston Entrepreneurs at Kingston Entrepreneurs
His company Best Property Uk Ltd specialises in Property acquisition which includes short term fund raising from high net worth individuals and acquiring distressed London property below their market value with the view of adding value and disposing within 3 – 12 months either via private treaty or auction.