Entrepreneurs and business practitioners of Colombia, take on the challenge thrown down by our MBA sharks and pitch your business idea for a chance to be considered for a no cost place on The Essex MBA.
|18.45||Registration and Networking
Registration opens and your first chance to meet the MBA Director and Head of Marketing for Essex Business School
|19.00||Introduction to Essex Business School
Presentation: Studying at Essex Business School (Head of Marketing for Essex Business School, Becca Coster)
|19.15||Welcome to the Essex MBA
Introductory presentation on the Essex MBA (MBA Director, Professor Nicolas Forsans)
|19.30||Pitches to the Sharks
Pitches to the sharks (We’ll contact you after sign up to assign you a 10 minute slot, subject to availability. If all slots are full we may place you on a waiting list.)
Chat with the Head of Marketing for Essex Business School, meet your fellow pitchers, speak to offer holders and ask us any questions you may have
Professor of Management and Director of The Essex MBAEssex Business School, University of Essex
Professor Nicolas Forsans is Director of the Essex MBA and an expert in Management in emerging economics and the rise of emerging multinationals from Asia. Nicolas is looking for a unique take on new and old ideas in the Shark Tank.
Head of MarketingEssex Business School, University of Essex
Becca is Head of Marketing for Essex Business School. She has worked in the Higher Education sector for 7 years and has a particular interest in the role of graduates in start-up businesses. This is Becca’s first time in Colombia and she is looking forward to learning more about the business landscape here.
Consultant for the United Nations,
Clara Leal was born in Bogotá, Colombia and is the proud mother of Tomás (13) and Simón (11). She holds a BA in Law and Political Science, Master in Management and Public Policies and received her LLM in International Human Rights Law from University of Essex in 2011. For the last 20 years she has been working in Colombia on Public Policies, Government, Human Rights, Transitional Justice and Peace Building. Clara is currently a consultant for the United Nations, the Colombian Government, and NGOs.