Talk details: Reflecting on mentoring, educating and being part of new venture teams, the speaker, Dr Vyakarnam has had an opportunity to observe and learn from the several mistakes even when compared to those who have had business education in its various forms. These learnings are those which are often not talked about. This is because, generally the focus is on what should be done so as to inspire people to overcome fears, achieve success and act on their passion. This session will focus on some of the mistakes that the speaker has seen with people, markets, finance and technology. Often scientists tend to treat these business areas as somewhat trivial common sense tasks and from seeing the outcomes of the struggles. where it can be said that common sense is not at all common.
Dr Vyakarnam is the Founding Director of The Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at the University of Cambridge, and Co-founder of The Triple Chasm Company. He is presently Visiting Professor at Cranfield University and also Associate of the Senior Combination Room at Kings College Cambridge. He has had a career as educator when he pioneered education FOR entrepreneurship as founding Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at Cambridge. He has published a dozen books, supervised doctoral students, published in academic journals , advised policy makers and held various Board positions. Dr Vyakarnam has mentored hundreds of deep tech entrepreneurs and co-founded several businesses over his career. More recently he has invested as a business angel in 7 firms, three of which are led by female entrepreneurs.