Corporate Wisdom: Thinking differently about entrepreneurship
- Date: Wednesday 8 November 2023, 18:00 – 20:30
- Location: Nexus, Discovery Way, Leeds, LS2 3AA
- Type: Corporate Wisdom
- Cost: Free of charge
Join Viktor Prokopenya, one of the UK’s leading innovators and entrepreneurs, for this discussion and networking event, as part of the Business School’s Corporate Wisdom series.
Viktor has started, grown, and exited numerous businesses, selling his first major venture, Viaden Media in 2011 for $100m at the age of 27. Viktor’s career as an entrepreneur includes, health tech, media and communications, gaming, and finance.
Viktor will discuss how viewing the world differently has helped him to start, scale, and sell businesses from such a diverse range of industries, as well as talking about his latest venture, Capital.com which last year had trading volumes that exceeded $1 trillion.
Viktor will also provide insights into the challenges and opportunities for innovators in the UK, as well as how the regulatory environment can be harnessed to improve the UK’s competitiveness to maintain its position as a global leader in financial services and fintech.
|18:00||Refreshments and networking|
|18:30||Talk followed by Q&A|
|19:30||Drinks and networking|
About Viktor Prokopenya
Viktor Prokopenya is a global investor and entrepreneur in the fintech industry. An influential voice on internet and fintech legislation and best practices in Europe, Mr Prokopenya has been a pioneer in the digital technology space for over two decades. He is a passionate advocate for fintech as a force for good, delivering financial democracy and accessibility that transcends borders.
Mr Prokopenya is the founder of Capital.com, one of Europe’s fastest growing fintech companies and is a multi award-winning trading platform that uses artificial intelligence to allow clients to trade across the world’s most popular indices, commodities, shares and currency pairs. Capital.com has grown rapidly since it started 2016 and now has more than seven million client accounts with trading volumes exceeding $1 trillion in 2022.
Mr Prokopenya has degrees in finance, information technology, law, and business from some of the world’s leading universities including a doctorate in Business Administration from SBS Swiss Business School, a master's degree in finance from North-eastern University and an executive MBA from Stanford University in California. In 2023 he was appointed as a visiting professor to Leeds University Business School
Mr Prokopenya is a committed philanthropist and through their charitable foundation, Viktor and his wife Nadya are engaged in children’s education; helping deprived families; and empowering young women.