Past event

Enterprise Week keynote Free.

The keynote event for Enterprise Week is the not-to-be-missed highlight of the week!  You'll hear from entrepreneurs from across the UK about their experiences and approach. Two of our speakers are St Andrews alumni. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and to network with refreshments beforehand.  The keynote is being organised in partnership with St Andrews Business Club.


5.30pm -- Networking reception with refreshments.
7pm -- Welcome followed by speakers and panel Q&A.
9pm -- Event finishes.

This event is free and open to everyone: students, staff and the public. Please book your ticket on Eventbrite.

Sponsorship for the keynote has been provided by Santander Universities.

There are free events each day during St Andrews Enterprise Week 2018. Be sure to come along!


Chris van der Kuyl, Chairman and Co-Founder, 4J Studios

Chris van der Kuyl is a digital entrepreneur and Chairman and co-Founder of 4J Studios, one of the UK's most successful videogame developers – responsible for Minecraft Console editions. More recently, Chris became Chairman of Puny Astronaut which is bringing its first game to market.

Lizzie Brough, Co-Founder and CXO, Kindaba

Lizzie Brough is CXO, Chief Experience Officer and Co-Founder at Kindaba, an Edinburgh-based, globally-distributed tech-startup on a mission to bring kitchen table-style family conversations to families separated by 1000s of miles. Lizzie is a graduate of the University of St Andrews.

Sam Trett, Founder and Owner, LoCaBev

Sam Trett left university with a 2:2 during the Financial Crisis of 2007-8. He went on to complete an MBA and set up his own spirits brand, Minus 33. Since incorporation he's faced many challenges along the way – from raising finance to bootstrapping a growing operation that now sells globally. Sam will share his story of being a graduate entrepreneur and his experiences in a candid and interactive presentation.

Jen Munro, Founder and Managing Director, ISSOS International

Jen Munro is an educational entrepreneur – the founder and Managing Director of ISSOS International, a company that designs, creates and operates international summer schools for 13-18-year-olds from more than 70 nations at St Andrews, Cambridge and Yale Universities.

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