Angel Academe

On June 29th we jointly held an event with our sponsors Thomson Reuters, at their wonderful conference facility in Canary Wharf. TR are very keen to get more of their staff involved in mentoring smaller startups, so given the work we’re doing on Entrepreneur Academe it seemed like an ideal moment to talk about the opportunities mentoring can bring.

Dave Weller is TR’s Chief Enterprise Architect and a great friend to Angel Academe. He organised the session and introduced it briefly. He pointed out that TR has around 50,000 employees and that with the the best will in the world, and for all the talk of innovation, it could be hard for individuals within the organisation to keep on top of new technologies in particular. For him, mentoring early stage tech startups fed back directly into his day job, supplying him with inspiration and insight that he might not find…

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