Our panel of Old Dragon entrepreneurs held over 80 current parents, ODs and staff spellbound on Wednesday, 2nd March 2015, at the first Arduus ad Solem: Entrepreneurs’ networking gathering. Held at stylish, retro-inspired The Trampery in Old Street, London, the evening buzzed with stories and anecdotes of bold risk-taking and inspiring success.
John Baugh, Dragon Headmaster, outlined the Dragon’s current involvement in the Ashoka Changemaker Programme, for social entrepreneurship, and handed over to the evening’s Old Dragon host, Ted Mott (OD 1956). Ted introduced our four speakers: Lucy Eaton (OD 2001), theatre entrepreneur; Lucius Cary OBE (OD 1960), founder and MD of Oxford Technology Management (OTM); Mark Esiri (OD 1978), founder of Venrex Investment Management; and Roger Mavity (OD 1956), author and advertising entrepreneur.
Our panellists discussed all the elements of becoming a successful entrepreneur and explored how to set up and run a successful business, whether a home-based hobby or a multi-million pound, global enterprise. Thank you to all our speakers, and to Ted and David Mott (OD 1986) for their creative input and commitment to this event.
Read about the presentation and discussion in more detail here.
Future Arduus ad Solem events in the pipeline include: Film, TV & Theatre, Risk & Insurance, Property and an Oxford-based Entrepreneurs’ event. We will keep you posted.