Why London?

London is a global capital of culture, home to one of Europe’s biggest communities of start-ups and entrepreneurs. London is a vibrant, dynamic and attractive city for young entrepreneurs who want to challenge themselves with new experiences. It‘s a place to develop entrepreneurial skills necessary for your successful future..

Join Ent-Ex in London for an intensive 3 days of workshops and social activities. Here you’ll meet and learn from successful entrepreneurs, and with the help of our Coaches, identify and develop the skills which have made them successful. And in the final day you'll have the chance to practice your networking skills, and present yourself or your business idea to local entrepreneurs, corporate managers, support agencies and local government representatives.

The event is FREE for students; you just have to pay your catering costs (which works out at just 20 GBP per day !).

After each day’s workshop activities, the Ent-Ex venue team and alumni, will help you get to know the city and make the most of the social activities it has to offer, whilst building the networks which will energise your career.

Ent-Ex London is organised with the kind support of CB&I and Westminster Business Consultants.


Social activities

After day programme & workshops, the Ent-Ex team will introduce you to the local culture:

Please note that the social activities and night events are NOT included in the fees.

-See the most exciting city spots

A tour of the city will be organised for you to see the wonders of this city.

-Try local cuisine

-Experience the night life of the city. The Ent-Ex team will take you to Tiger-Tiger for a night of good fun.

A chance to really improve your network of like-minded people.

Don‘t forget to check some special attractions in London:




Location and registration


Park Crescent Conference Centre

229 Great Portland St, London

Previous Speakers included

Ketan Makwana

Entrepreneur | Investor | Coach at Enterprise Lab

Ketan Makwana is a renowned international & TEDx Speaker, serial entrepreneur and mentor has started, scaled a sold multiple businesses in the last 7 years. In a response to the emerging skills gap between education to employment and enterprise Ketan launched Enterprise Lab which has evolved into a disruptive agency supporting Mindset, Attitude & Behaviour development serving over 100,000 people a year across the world. In 2012 Ketan founded and delivered Youth Enterprise Live backed by the Prime Minister and the UK’s largest event focussed on Education, Employment and Enterprise for 15-30 year olds… leading on from this took a position as Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on Youth Policy; other work includes being part of the E20 Summit (20 entrepreneurs from the UK working on the missing millions), has a seat in European Parliament & Commission working on the 2020 strategy for enterprise and employment. Ketan is an advisor to UK Government on youth and enterprise policies, works with International Governments & Ministries on Enterprise Eco-System Development and sits on many advisory boards and panels including MIT and British Council and an ambassador of UKTI and Foreign & Commonwealth Offices related to Enterprise development in countries across the globe. As an entrepreneur Ketan has been awarded the Smarta 100 Award in 2012 for creating one of the most disruptive businesses in the UK, in 2013 Enterprise Lab was awarded Best Business by Start Young Global Awards and was appointed into the Maserati 100 which celebrates 100 entrepreneurs that are giving back to future generations. Ketan was a finalist for Entrepreneur of Excellence at the National Diversity Awards and Best Mentor at the National Mentoring Excellence Awards.

Mark Jenkins

CEO & Co-founder of Eira

Mark’s university background is in civil engineering. Before and after graduation Mark worked for a number of companies in the civil and building sector. He quickly focused on some of the software applications at the time available to support this business and moved into a sales role for a major vendor of such systems. He then began a career looking after significant global accounts with bluechip clients around the world in the oil and gas and related sectors. Mark started his own company Eira in 2003 to take his extensive domain expertise to both vendor and market clients. He is a trusted advisors to many of the biggest names in these sectors. Mark has used his get-to-market experience to help several start-ups in a variety of sectors, most recently to help launch ‘Pump Pal’.

Stephen Bennington

Managing Director - Cella Energy

Since gaining his doctorate at Birmingham University in hydrogen storage in metals, Stephen worked for over 20 years at the ISIS neutron source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. He ran a group providing a scientific service to academics and industry and ran projects to build large scale neutron instrumentation. In 2006 he became a visiting professor at the London Centre for Nanotechnology at University College London. In 2010 he filed a patent on a method to make nanostructured hydride/polymer nanocomposites and co-founded a spin out company Cella Energy Ltd. The company has now gone through three rounds of funding has 20 employees, spread across two sites: one at the Harwell Innovation Campus in Oxford and the other at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In 2011 Cella Energy won the National Shell Springboard award for low-carbon businesses. Stephen started as the CSO but became the CEO in May 2013 and then the MD. In June 2014 the company changed owners and Stephen became the MD. The company has now scaled up the production of the material and is developing hydrogen based power supplies as products. It has a number of collaborations across the aerospace and automotive sectors, including one with the French aerospace company Safran and the world’s largest exporter of small electric Unmanned Aerial System, Israeli Aerospace Industries.

Richard Stone

Managing Director of Stone Junction

Richard Stone is an accredited member of the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) and his previous experience includes campaigns for Arup, AIT Plc, CIENA, Parker Hannifin, Schneider Electric, SIG, SKF, Roche and WorldCom. Fifteen years in technical and technology PR has taught him that he is only just starting out. He is a very slightly geeky father of two who lives in Stafford with his long suffering wife, aforementioned children, dog and cat.