For the first time, mentors from our Collider Accelerator program will be available to the public with our new speaker series, Collisions. These sessions will give you invaluable insights, and unprecedented access to some of the greatest minds in the startup industry.
Commencing this series is a unique opportunity to take a glimpse behind a global empire with Ian Mason, Virgin StartUp’s Head of Development.
This session will cover:
Following this inspiring keynote will be a fireside chat between Ian and Collider’s Entrepreneur in Residence, Alan Jones.
As the appointed Head of Development for Virgin StartUp, Ian Mason is responsible for creating and executing support programs for founders. His past experience in economics and startup foundership has given him a uniquely authoritative voice on driving business strategy.
In both 2015 and 2016, Ian was appointed Leader of the United Kingdom’s delegation to the Y20 Summit which involved representing the views of young people to the G20 World Leaders. Ian is also the cofounder of the Future Leaders Network, an organisation that seeks and develops business, academic and political leaders of the future.
Virgin StartUp is a non-for-profit organisation that provides investment, resources and support to entrepreneurs looking to make their startup idea a reality. Since inception, Virgin StartUp has issued more than £16 million in funding to over 1500 entrepreneurs.