Portland Place


21 May 2013



This event will explore how businesses can innovate even in a challenging economic climate – with four eminent speakers who are all in the thick of it…

Greg Nugent took on the challenge of marketing London 2012 – with 60 million stakeholders and the media waiting to pounce on every slip. It was he who turned volunteers into Gamesmakers. Greg outlines the lessons for every business.

Mariana Mazzucato is an economist and holder of the RM Phillips Chair in Science & Technology Policy at the University of Sussex. She is also author of The Entrepreneurial State: debunking private vs. public myths in innovation. Mariana focuses on the relationship between finance, innovation and growth – advising both the Government and the European Commission.

As the only American to win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Doug Richard was one of the original TV Dragons. He has since founded The School for Startups, and believes that entrepreneurship can be taught and must be learned.


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