Join us as we celebrate the launch of Scale Space at White City, alongside Manoj Badale (Co-founder, Blenheim Chalcot) and Professor Alice P. Gast (President, Imperial College London).
This new event series, Scale Factor, aims to address the widening skills gap in the UK, an issue that disproportionately affects the tech sector and scaleups. If unsolved, the skills gap could lead to a loss of £120 billion in economic output by the end of 2029. Virtually join our expert panel to find out how to close the skills gap and protect the talent pipeline in your business.
The session will be hosted by James Ashton former city editor of The Sunday Times and the London Evening Standard. Hear from a diverse set of perspectives bridging policy, academic and scaling communities:
- Irene Graham – Chief Executive Officer, the ScaleUp Institute
- Dr Mark Kennedy – Associate Professor, Imperial College Business School
- Richard Haynes – Chief Commercial Officer, Avado
- Stian Westlake – Chief Executive, Royal Statistical Society
We are also delighted that scaleup mentor, investor and writer Chris Yeh, will join us live from Silicon Valley as our keynote speaker. Chris is the co-author of Blitzscaling with Reid Hoffman, is co-founder of the Global Scaling Academy and has founded, advised or invested in over 100 tech startups.
The event will explore critical questions including:
- How to close the skills gap and protect a pipeline of talent for UK scaleups (especially post-Brexit and post-pandemic)
- Emerging trends in education – are secondary and tertiary curricula adequately preparing the next generation?
- Culture, diversity and inclusion – how to attract more diverse talent into STEM
- New modes of L&D – structured and unstructured training approaches
- Hiring the right skills at the right time – “how to choose Ms. Right Now versus Ms. Right”
About the Business School at Scale Space.
In early 2021 Imperial College Business School will open a 12,000 ft2 purpose-built space dedicated to teaching and research, which will be used by Business School students and academics. The Business School's suite of MBA and Master's degree programmes will have elements taught within two new teaching areas at Scale Space, providing students with the opportunity to experience Imperial's White City Campus and forge connections with the scale up companies based within Scale Space as well as the wider entrepreneurship community of White City.