Speaker: Nimrod Klayman Msc, Head of Ventures
About the speaker
"Since 2016, Mr Klayman has been the Director of Idea Hub, one of the University’s suite of entrepreneurial programs and initiatives under the Ventures brand that provide students, alumni and staff with the skills needed to think creatively and to build a startup or social enterprise.
In collaboration with Dr Jessica Gallagher, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship), Mr Klayman will now oversee all Ventures activities, including one of Australia’s most experienced accelerators, ilab.
Mr Klayman has been a key contributor to the development and expansion of entrepreneurship activities at UQ throughout the past four-and-a-half years, including the Australia-first paid position of Chief Student Entrepreneur.
With a background in business and psychology, he brings 20 years’ experience in senior roles within the telecommunication, manufacturing, technology and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industries. He has founded 11 startups in Australia and overseas, and said he is keen to expand UQ’s engagement with global industry, despite facing significant disruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic. "
The world has seen an incredible amount of challenges lately. Furthermore, we will
be probably be experiencing these challenges more often and stronger in the future.
In hand with the global problems, entrepreneurship is growing to match the
challenges. Starting at high school levels and all the way through higher education
institutions, entrepreneurial mindsets are being fostered and given a space to grow.
This focus will ensure we have problem solving and innovative generations, that are
flexible and resilient, to face current realities and uncertain futures.
Date: November 10, 2020
Time: 5pm USEST (ARG 7pm, BRA 7pm, CHI 7pm, COL 5pm, MEX 4pm, PER 5pm)
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