Cranfield VentureDay 2015

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Cranfield VentureDay - now in it's eighth year

By: Bettany Centre for EntrepreneurshipPublished on: 04/09/2015
Pioneer of social enterprise and social finance Nigel Kershaw OBE, is one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Cranfield VentureDay which takes place on Wednesday 16 September.

Nigel is Chairman of The Big Issue, a social enterprise founded in 1991 enabling homeless individuals in the UK to earn a living, and the CEO of Big Issue Invest, a social investment business founded in 2005 that provides finance to social enterprises. The Big Issue is currently considered among the UK's most trusted social brands.

Now in its eighth year, Cranfield VentureDay has grown to become one of the country’s leading events for entrepreneurs and investors.

Also giving a keynote at this year’s conference is Glenn Collinson, recent recipient of the Cranfield Entrepreneur Alumnus of the Year award. Glenn, who is the co-founder and former director of Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR Plc), is recognised as a successful entrepreneur and leader, having managed the rise of CSR Plc from a start-up project in 1998 through its listing as a public company in 2004, to $705m in revenue and $154m in pre-tax profit in 2006. 

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