On Your Marks: How a brand like M&S works with start-ups
- Date: Friday 31 January 2020, 11:00 – 13:00
- Location: Marks & Spencer Company Archive: Michael Marks Building
- Cost: 0.00
The On Your Marks Networking Series is born out of the University's partnership with M&S.
The partnership offers exciting opportunities for collaboration between higher education and industry, which focuses on research, student opportunity and culture.
How M&S works with Founders Factory?
Founders Factory is an organisation that accelerates and incubates start-up businesses. They joined forces last year to help drive innovation by stimulating ideas and unlocking new thinking. They have big ambitions for the future of M&S and leveraging the start-up way of working can help us to be more agile.
Founders Factory introduce M&S to a range of new start-up businesses. Following a thorough process of investigation and assessment, they then select five companies a year to invest in. These companies are all related to innovation within the retail industry, but also have a 6th company – this is one M&S purpose-build as a co-creation with Founders Factory. Colleagues across M&S are involved in assessing whether the start-ups are right for M&S to work with, and whether they will help generate new sources of revenue, realise cost savings or inspire us to greater things.
Speakers include Daniel Himsworth, who’s the M&S Lead for Founders Factory, Kairen Skelley – Head of Spark and more…
|11:30am||Presentations with Q&A|
|12:30pm||Refreshments and networking reception|
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