Google Ventures

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The Sixth Form welcomed a visit on Tuesday Tuesday 21st April from Peter Read, General Partner of Google Ventures, who gave a fascinating talk on his role as an ‘angel investor’ for entrepreneurs in the technology sector. Outlining the stages of bringing a new idea to market, and what an investor looks for, students were given an insight to some exciting new business ideas and some thoughts on current trends. He answered questions on his day-to-day work, the similarities and differences between his role and the investors on ‘Dragons’ Den’, the risks of becoming an entrepreneur and the value of living and working in other countries. This was an excellent opportunity for our students, provided by the Speakers for Schools organisation, and may perhaps have inspired some of the entrepreneurs of the future.

Prior to the talk, Year 12 students received our annual ‘masterclass’ sessions from Year 13 students, who had a chance to pass on the wisdom of their experiences in the form of tips, advice and revision guidance to their younger peers. These sessions were delivered, on a voluntary basis, by 36 of our Year 13 students who gave up their time at this busy time of the year; and were organised brilliantly by our Head Boy and Head Girl team of Dhaval Shah and Alizay Agha.

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