The event will bring discussion to bear on how to harness the power of tech clusters and universities across the West Midlands for social progress and stronger communities. 

It will include an evening panel debate and discussion with an audience of students, business, tech start up community and community groups. After remarks from each speaker of approximately 5 minutes, there will be moderated interactive discussion between the panel and the audience.

The discussion will aim to cover the following issues:

• How are tech start ups already supporting stronger communities, sustainability and a better society in the West Mids?

• What are the keys to supporting successful tech start ups with social purpose?

• How can clusters of innovators across the Silicon Canal, Coventry and the region's Universities be better connected?

The event is pitched at students, the policy community in Coventry and Birmingham and technology start-up with social purpose. 

Invited speakers include: 

Sion Simon MEP

Naomi Watts, Programme Manager, Entrepreneurs for the Future (e4f),  Innovation Birmingham Campus

Councillor Kevin Maton, Cabinet Member for Business, Enterprise and Employment, Coventry

Leigh Purnell, Petalite and Silicon Canal Ambassador, Innovation Birmingham Campus Start-Up

Keith Jeffrey, Managing Director, Coventry University Social Enterprise (CUSE) CIC

Chaired by: Nick Maxwell, Young Fabians Tech Network Chair

This event is held jointly between the Birmingham Fabian Society, the Young Fabian Tech Network, and the West Midlands Young Fabians

Register your interest now! 

June 02, 2016 at 6:30pm - 8pm
Coventry University
Priory Street
Coventry CV1 5FB
United Kingdom
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Nicolas Turner Luke John Davies Martin Edobor Ben Wesson Cameron Beavan-King Lee Marsham

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