Transitioning from a career in STEM to Entrepreneur

Thursday 11 November, 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Network with STEM entrepreneurs, learn about their journeys and the advice they would give others, and also gain an insight into the WE Innovate programme.
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About this event

WOMENinSTEM@IC and WE Innovate are delighted to announce an upcoming collaborative panel discussion on female entrepreneurship, to be held on Thursday November 11th, at 5:30 pm.

We have a series of incredible female panellists lined up, who have all transitioned from a STEM career into entrepreneurship. This will be an amazing opportunity to network with STEM entrepreneurs, learn about their journeys and advice, and also gain an insight into the WE Innovate, a pre-accelerator programme designed to increase the number of women in leadership positions, running startups and raising funding.

On the panel, we are delighted to host Dr Chiara Heide, founder of WOMENinSTEM@IC, recent PhD in Chemical Engineering graduate, and CEO of femtech start-up BrightCure. Chiara is an alumni of many entrepreneurship programmes at Imperial and past winner of the White City Innovator’s Programme.

We are also delighted to announce Dr Heidi Gardner as another panellist, who is a Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen and also the CEO of Little Science co., a small business specialising in empowering and diversity-promoting STEM enamel pins and stationary.

Our final two panellists include Natalie Kerres and Dr Melis Ekinci, both Imperial and Enterprise lab alumnae. Natalie is the founder of Scaled, a material innovation company developing custom-fit wearables for athletes for the prevention of joint injury long-term damage. Melis is the current head of research at FreshCheck and currently developing and commercialising novel methods for testing the biological and chemical contamination of surfaces.

Stay tuned by following us on social media for further updates and info on our panellists.

Agenda

5.30PM – Introductions

5.45PM – Panel Discussion on transitioning from STEM career to Entrepreneurship

6.30PM – Networking

7PM – Closing

Want to watch the online event at Imperial Enterprise Lab co-working space?

There are 20 spaces for attendees to watch the online event at the Enterprise Lab co-working space, and a chance to network in person. This will be on a first-come first serve basis. Please be aware we will be following College Guidelines.

Want to watch the online event at Imperial Enterprise Lab co-working space?

There are 20 spaces for attendees to watch the online event at the Enterprise Lab co-working space. This will be on a first-come first serve basis. Please be aware we will be following College Guidelines.

We can’t wait to see you there!

A final thank you to BP, sponsor of WE Innovate. BP recognises the work still needed to achieve greater gender equity across technology and innovation, and is committed to increasing the number of women succeeding in careers in STEM and championing female entrepreneurship.

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