Where positive social impact is the mission, tech is a powerful tool and in April we’re teaming up with Trainline to celebrate some of the incredible people and businesses who are using technology to change our world for the better.
A career in tech can unlock an unlimited potential for creativity and social change and our speakers will share tips and advice from their experience of using tech to tackle social challenges. We’ll hear what’s driven them on their mission and how they’ve overcome the hurdles they’ve faced along the way.
Clare Gilmartin – CEO, Trainline
Clare has been CEO of Trainline since 2014. She has led the business through a period of rapid growth, investing in mobile and AI innovation and supplier/market expansion. Trainline now operates in 35 countries selling tickets on behalf of over 130 carriers, all in one simple app. Prior to Trainline, Clare was VP UK/Greater Europe for eBay and was at BCG and Unilever.
Clare holds a Bachelor of Commerce (International) degree from University College Dublin and was ranked amongst 'Europe's Top 40 under 40' leaders in 2012, as well as a finalist in Veuve Cliquot's Businesswoman of the Year. She is an active mentor in the tech/small business space.
Tessa Cook – Co-Founder & CEO, OLIO
Tessa is the Co-Founder & CEO of OLIO, a free app which harnesses the power of mobile technology and the sharing economy to provide a revolutionary new solution to the problem of food waste. OLIO connects neighbours with each other, and with local businesses so that surplus food can be shared, not thrown away. Launched in the UK in January 2016 and made available globally in October 2016, OLIO now has over 400,000 users, supported by 17,000 Ambassadors (volunteers) promoting OLIO in their local communities. Prior to founding OLIO, Tessa spent over 10 years as a digital Managing Director in media, financial services and at Dyson. Tessa has an MBA from Stanford and started her career as a strategy consultant. Tessa is passionate about sustainability, zero waste, and business as a force for good.
Tamara Rajah – Founder & CEO, Live Better With
Tamara is a former McKinsey Partner, Scale-Up Institute Board member, researcher + speaker on life sciences/startups/scaleups (including TedXNHS, the G8, MIT, World Bank), founder of 3 previous entrepreneurial ventures, Management Today's 35 under 35 list, Wharton's 40 under 40 list.
A couple of years ago, Tamara got really frustrated from her professional and personal experiences. She found that there are so many things that could help people living with cancer live better day-to-day, but they don't know about them or don't know where to buy them. She left her job in healthcare and set up Live Better With to change that.
Live Better With is the single port of call for people living with cancer around the world to discover everyday practical support for their symptoms and side effects. They do this by working hand-in-hand with the community to (a) create and curate relevant, trusted and helpful information and products and (b) encourage sharing and connections between those going through the same experience.
Jude Ower MBE – Founder and CEO, Playmob
Jude is the CEO and Founder of Playmob, a platform using game play to make the world a better place, making every click count’ by connecting socially conscious brands to millions of engaged global gamers.
Voted One to Watch in 2015 at the Talent Unleashed Awards judged by Sir Richard Branson and leaders in tech, voted top 100 women in Tech in Europe, Growing Business 'Young Gun' 2012, and Shortlisted on Red's Hot Women Awards 2012 and runner up Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012. Built Playmob up to be winner of Best Start Up 2012 Launch Conference, BBAA Social Investment of the Year 2013 and Digital Leader SME 2014.
BAFTA games judge, member of UKIE (UK Interactive Entertainment), and speaker at various events such as Institute of Directors, MADE Festival, SXSW, Women in Games, Browser Games Forum, Games for Brands, London Games Conference, Social Games Summit and Tech@State. Also a Titan for Doug Richards School for Creative Startups.
A serial entrepreneur, startup-mentor and an Entrepreneur in residence with Angel Academe, Jude has a passion for games for good, profit with purpose business models, startups, problem solving and innovation.
• 6.30pm - Arrive, grab yourself a drink and find a seat
• 7pm - Panel discussion, followed by discussion with the audience
• 8.15pm - More drinks, nibbles and networking
• 9.30pm - Finish
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There's limited space available, so please only say you can make it if you are 100% able to. We'll provide free food and drink and will be catering according to numbers.
If you find out you can’t make it closer to the time, please do let us know so we can make space for others.
Any questions, just shout - we're looking forward to seeing you all at Trainline