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How to fall over in generally the right direction (and pick yourself up)

Thursday 25th October 2018 @ 17:15 - 19:00


Thursday 25th October 2018
17:15 - 19:00
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Innovation Centre café
University of Exeter, Streatham Campus
Exeter, EX4 4PY United Kingdom


How to fall over in generally the right direction (and remembering to pick yourself up)

Date: Thursday 25 October 2018

Time: 17.15 – 19.00

Venue: Innovation Centre café, University of Exeter, Streatham Campus

Event Information

What makes an entrepreneur? Can anyone become one? Do entrepreneurs exist only in small companies? How important is failure to success?

Adam Boyden will try to answer these and other questions as he recounts his experiences building successful companies across six industries and three continents, since he graduated from the University of Exeter in 1990.

About Adam Boyden

Adam Boyden is a Managing Director at RPM Ventures, a US-based venture capital firm. He invests in early stage companies such as SoFi, Hippo, DailyPay, Roost and Figure.

Previously, Adam was Chief Operating Officer at SoFi, President of Conduit, General Manager of Xfire, CEO of Openlane and Associate Director at The China Consultancy.

Adam holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of Exeter and a MBA from Stanford University.


17.15 – Welcome with tea and coffee

17.45 – Talk from Adam Boyden followed by Q&A

19.00 – End of event


Innovation Centre café, University of Exeter, Streatham Campus. The Innovation Centre is building number 25 on the Streatham Campus map.

Please visit the following web page for directions and campus maps.


All students and staff with an interest in entrepreneurship are welcome to attend this event.

As this is an informal event, we are not intending to video link Adam’s talk to other campuses.


Please register using the ‘register’ link on this page.

If you wish to register without using Eventbrite, or if you have any questions regarding the event, please contact events@exeter.ac.uk


If you have any questions about the event please email events@exeter.ac.uk