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Mentor Masterclass with Jim Wicks

Mentor Masterclass with Jim Wicks

This event is now fully booked!  However you can still watch, listen to and read about Jim Wicks’ talk soon in our blog section and podcasts. Don’t miss out on February’s Masterclass talk with Gordon Clyne, sign up now!

Join Future Worlds’ Mentor Jim Wicks in January for the first Masterclass talk of 2018.

University of Southampton graduate Jim Wicks co-founded PrimerDesign in 2004 from within the University’s Faculty of Medicine. The innovative company, which started on a shoe string budget, delivered highly profitable accounts from year one, resulting in a multimillion pound turnover and a world renowned reputation in their field.

PrimerDesign is focused on developing improved solutions for detecting disease in people, animals and food by specialising in the design, manufacture, validation and supply of real-time PCR kits and reagents. In 2009 the company developed the world’s first H1N1 swine flu detection kit and in 2013 developed the first H7N9 bird flu detection kit for use in humans in response to the 2013 Chinese outbreak.

In this talk ‘How to start a company at University, with no money and no experience’ Jim will share the inspiring story of PrimerDesign, from it’s initial concept through to selling the company for millions.

This talk will also feature an exclusive pitch from Professor Salim Khakoo, Associate Dean for Enterprise (Medicine) who has developed an innovative vaccine to deliver protection against viruses and cancers.

The Future Worlds Mentor Masterclass series allows students and staff at the University of Southampton exclusive access to learn from entrepreneurs and industry experts as well as an exclusive opportunity to see pitches and product demos from startups and spinouts in the Future Worlds network.

Free Event.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

This event is open to University of Southampton students, staff & the University of Southampton Business Park only.

Thursday 25th January 2018, 12.30 – 14.00, Hartley Suite.

Future Worlds Incubator

The Future Worlds Incubator is a space for entrepreneurs within the University of Southampton. Helping turn students & researchers’ ideas into successful commercial products with the advice and mentorship from our network and a range of talks, workshops and networking events.

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