1 September 2020

The event will take place from 10am- 6pm BST.

Free Live Event

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Diverse start-up founders, innovators, entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors

WELCOME TO MSDUK
2020 VIRTUAL INNOVATION SUMMIT

The MSDUK 2020 Virtual Innovation Summit is big, loud, and exciting event where we gather some of the greatest and most innovative minds from the world of business to tackle real world problems together and take your start-up to the next level.

A gathering of ideas, leaders, and innovators with a mission for creating a better future. A meeting of action-oriented and forward-thinkers coming together to be part of the solution to some of the most important global challenges:

reducing inequality and creating stronger and more sustainable communities.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Diverse Start-up Founders

Learn from those who are a few steps ahead on the same path. Make valuable connections with fellow founders, leading business experts and investors.

Business Leaders

Actionable insights and guidance from the leading experts across multiple industries.

Investors

Opportunity to see live pitches from the best and diverse start-up founders.

Incubators and Accelerators

Expand your network and meet diverse start-up founders.



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WHY ATTEND?

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INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Find the best insights
Bringing together the best and brightest minds in the Innovation Space to drive conversations, unleash possibilities and your imagination for a more sustainable and inclusive future. You will leave the talks bursting with inspiration and awareness of global insights and perspective.

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FIRE SIDE PANELS

Leave with actionable new ideas
From start-up to scale-up. Learn from those who are a few steps ahead on the same path, get to know their journey and how they overcame challenges to create a successful business. Then leading investors will give you powerful insights and practical tools about the Future of Investment.

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NETWORKING

Meet exceptional people.
We encourage you to find meaningful connections, take action and be truly present.
This is your opportunity to connect with other ambitious ethnic minority start-up founders, entrepreneurs, investors, and our global community. This will help expand your network, offer value, and learn from others.

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LEARNING TRACK

Leave with actionable new ideas
Access to all our learning tracks covering talks from the best experts in the field giving you actionable insights and thinking on topics such as Future of Innovation: Healthcare, Future of Education, Impact Investment, Industry 4.0, Smart Cities, Future of Work, Future of Manufacturing, Impact Entrepreneurship.

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VIRTUAL PITCHING TRACK

Build and scale your business
Pre-selected applicants will be able to pitch in front of investors. This is a really great opportunity business to access pre-seed and seed funding.
Limited spaces available, for more information please contact

diversity@msduk.org.uk
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CORPORATE CHALLENGE90 TRACK

Make a difference
As the challenges we face today become even more complex, collaboration is now one of the most valuable capabilities unlocking innovative ideas and solutions. Join one of our challenges where you will meet new innovators, work in collaboration, embrace and learn a new framework that you can then apply in your business. Limited spaces available, for more information please contact

diversity@msduk.org.uk

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2020 Featured Speakers


Lindsey Turner
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Frequently Asked Questions

It is the largest virtual event connecting diverse founders with global leaders and investors, via a global digital platform. Delegates can attend the event from their smartphones, laptops or PCs. All you need is a good internet connection.
The Main Stage, Learning Track, Networking & Exhibition areas are open for anyone from the world wishing to attend and learn from the best minds in the space of innovation.
This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices. Your login details will be sent to you once you Register.
The virtual summit live day takes place on Tuesday, 1st September 2020 between 10am – 6pm BST and is followed by a 30 day on-demand access period where you can watch presentations, download resources, and send an email to exhibitors.
Thanks to our sponsors this event is free to attend.
Yes. You need to register for the event to be able to access the the Main Stage, Learning Track, Networking & Exhibition areas.
Using the credentials that you created during registration which is your login id (this is the e-mail id you entered) & password, you can login on the day and also anytime up to Wednesday, 30th September 2020. Once you login, you will be taken to the virtual lobby where you can access the the Main Stage, Learning Track, Networking & Exhibition areas
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.
We believe in outstanding collaborations and partnerships, and always looking to create an inclusive ecosystem. To request more information, please email Ioana Axinte, Programme & Partnerships Manager at ioana@msduk.org.uk
To express your interest in taking part in either the Pitching Track or Challenge90, please email diversity@msduk.org.uk
For any questions not answered on the FAQ page, please get in touch with us via events@msduk.org.uk and we will get back to you. Please note that this is our busiest period and some delays may occur.
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