This is the perfect opportunity to hear first-hand accounts from successful entrepreneurs. The Bettany Centre Entrepreneurship Speaker Series gives you the chance to hear from a variety of entrepreneurs from across a range of industries.

The speakers will give you an insight in to their journey, identifying their successes and any mistakes that they may have made along their way. You will also be given the opportunity to ask questions, allowing you to delve even further in to the backstory of these well-established entrepreneurs.

Attending these events will provide you with a great chance to network with like-minded individuals who share your passion for entrepreneurship.

The events are entirely free of charge and refreshments are supplied (face-to-face events only).

Nick Jenkins – Monday 14 November 2022 

To kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week 2022, we are thrilled to host Nick Jenkins, Founder & Investor, in addition to our annual Bettany Centre November Speaker series.

Nick JenkinsNick Jenkins attended the MBA programme at Cranfield in 1998-99 following an eight year career as a commodity trader with Glencore in Moscow. As part of the entrepreneurship course, he developed a business plan for a personalised greeting card retailer. In July 1999 Nick registered and started trading. After five years of losses and several rounds of fundraising the business finally turned a profit in 2005. The business then grew to five million customers in 2011 before Nick sold most of his stake. Moonpig floated in 2021 and has a current market cap of £700 million.

Since 2008 Nick has invested in 28 start ups, 8 of which resulted from his time as a panellist on Dragons’ Den in 2015-16. He is currently the largest shareholder of and His focus is now on low carbon technology.


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