You’re invited to TIE Stories: Necessity is the Mother of Invention


Being in a place you’ve never been to before. Working with people you’ve never worked with before. In a language you’ve probably never spoken before. You don’t have your usual team to help you out. And you have only a fraction of the money you usually have to create something. You just have an objective. And you have 30 days to reach it.

This is when real world innovation kicks in.

If you are in London, join us to hear three fascinating people share their TIE Stories: of what happens when someone from the private sector is placed thousands of miles away from home, and doesn’t have the usual resources to fall back on.

Chloe Allan from Octopus Investments spent a month in Malawi, using her Business Development expertise to help Chance for Change develop their own entrepreneurial program giving young offenders a new start in life.

Matt Roach, a Creative Director at the advertising agency Anomaly, spent a month in Mozambique working with the Marine Megafauna Foundation, an organisation whose objective is to save ocean giants from extinction.

Amira Mansour, a Learning and Development Trainer within Octopus Group, worked at Joy Street, a social enterprise that uses technology and gamification to transform education in Brazil.

Octopus Group’s CEO Simon Rogerson will also talk about why he’s involved with the programme.

Where: Octopus Investments, 33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT
When: December 5th 2018
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm

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A big thank you to Octopus Investments for hosting this event!


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