What does it take to be an entrepreneur? And how can you recruit and retain them?

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Date(s) - 19th April 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Cass Business School

Most organisations talk about wanting to become more entrepreneurial; but are they really geared up to employ them? Or are entrepreneurs by nature unemployable in the corporate world?

The London HR Connection is delighted to welcome the highly successful entrepreneur James Eder – founder of established brands including Student Beans and Causr – as our guest speaker on 19th April.  James will share his own personal perspectives on what it means to be an entrepreneur and help us answer questions such as:

  • Are entrepreneurs born or made? Is it a set of trainable skills?
  • What do organisations need to do to attract and retain entrepreneurs? Or will they inevitably end up running their own business?
  • How can businesses foster a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation?

Helping bring a different perspective, James will leave us with some tangible ideas and examples of what you can do to make a difference and how a bit of innovation can go a long way.  The session will include a story of his entrepreneurial journey so far as well as a number of exercises to really get you into the entrepreneurial mindset.

In 2005, James Eder founded website Student Beans aged 22, alongside his brother Michael. 12 years later Student Beans has gone from an idea to a brand recognised globally for its student offers and discounts. Known today as The Beans Group, the business now also encompasses Voxburner, a youth events & insights consultancy. The company employs a team of over 50 people and continues to recruit and grow. James is also the founder of Kentish Cluster alongside Camden Cluster an initiative to bring local businesses and people together in London. James is passionate about helping people realise their potential and is a regular speaker at conferences, schools and universities on subjects including marketing, entrepreneurship and building a brand. 

Building on his experiences, James’s latest venture Causr is all about connecting professionals on the go. Now live on both the Apple & Google Play store – being hailed as a game changer in social, an innovative way to connect with people and maximise opportunities that surround us every day.


Bookings are closed for this event.