Category Archives: Sparks LSE 2014

Speaker Lineup Announced!

Dinesh Dhamija – Founder of Ebookers

Jay Bregman – Co-Founder and CEO of Hailo

Avid Larizadeh – Co-Founder and COO of Boticca

Ambarish Mitra – Founder of Blippar

Andrew Garner – Former CEO of Boyden World Corporation and currently mentor to several globally high profile CEO’s including FTSE 100 companies

Panel – What do Venture Capitalists Look For?

Guy Fraser-Sampson – Senior Fellow, Cass Business School, author of ‘Private Equity as an Asset Class’ and former investor with leading US venutre firms

James Wise – Principal at Balderton Capital (Venture Capital Firm)

Marco Geninazza – Founder of Find Invest Grow (Venture Capital Firm)


How to fulfil your career ambitions – Andrew Garner

Mark Hayward – Beating the odds: How to stay afloat as a start up

Tina Baker (Co-Founder of JAG Shaw Baker) – Understanding The Relationship And Issues Between Founders and Vesting

Agenda Timings

09:00 Registration

10:15 All seated in Old Theatre

10:20 President’s Introduction

10:30 Jay Bregman, co-founder and CEO of Hailo

11:15 Break

11:30 Panel Discussion, What Do Venture Capitalists Look For?

12:15 Break

12:30 Avid Larizadeh, co-founder and COO of Boticca

13:15 Lunch

14:15 Workshop sessions

15:00 Transition to Old Theatre

15:15 Ambarish Mitra, co-founder and CEO of Blippar

16:00 Break

16:15 Dinesh Dhamija, founder of ebookers

17:00 Break

17:05 Andrew Garner, founder of Garner International, former CEO
and Chairman of Boyden World Corporation

17:50 President’s close

18:00 Networking drinks


By providing a platform for a world-class line up of business leaders; we hope to inspire students and young professionals to fulfil their business ambitions and realise their potential to make a difference in the marketplace.


Sparks@LSE is the largest and most interactive student run entrepreneurship conference throughout the whole of London. From inception to date we are proud to boast our success in igniting a sense of entrepreneurial spirit amongst the student demographic.