Why is Kathryn coming to our startup course?

Kathryn McGeough is an Escape member attending our Startup 101 course on February 19th (if you’d like to join us too, more details are here).

My story

I am an ex-banking professional who has embarked on a life of entrepreneurship. In 2011, I became a member of the inaugural class of the New Entrepreneurs Foundation, a programme which supports the development of entrepreneurs through training, mentorship and an enternship at a host company. My placement was at Carphone Warehouse and I was also seconded from there to Mobile Money Network for part of my week. Since completing the programme in October 2012 I have been working on building my own startup.

Why I’m coming to Startup 101

I am currently working on my own startup, which has an overall aim of trying to help those who want employment / additional employment in the UK, to find some work.  Although my placement with the NEF taught me a lot about certain aspects of business, I would like to learn more regarding how to develop the business from the beginning to maximise the likelihood of turning it into a scalable, sustainable business.

Come talk to me about

I would say that the most appropriate skill that I have is finance and so I could try and help people regarding that subject. I also have a network of talented entrepreneurs who I might be able to put people in contact with, depending on their problem.

I am currently running my startup from Devon.

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    Thanks for sharing Kathyrn – looking forward to seeing you there on 19th :)