Bill Liao will deliver a tour de force on how reciprocity and revolutions in being, technology and sustainability can create global winners without losers. Recounting actual personal experiences in growing multiple global movements Bill aims to leave you touched, moved, inspired and ready to do well while doing good.
Speaker(s): Bill Liao, General Partner, SOSV - Managing Director, RebelBio
Chinese-Australian entrepreneur, venture capital investor, diplomat, author and speaker with a distinguished record in the areas of business, development and community activism, Bill Liao is co-founder of the CoderDojo movement, co-founder of Weforest and is a general partner of SOSV as well as a founder of their Bio-Tech practice Rebelbio. SOSV is a $300m international accelerator venture capital fund.
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Bill is General Partner at SOSV, supporting, mentoring and investing in companies and startups at all stages of growth. Bill founded SOSV's life sciences practice and currently runs RebelBio in Europe, focusing on entrepreneurs building technologies in or around the field of synthetic biology. Bill is also the lead investment partner on SOSV II (Ireland fund) and is responsible for sourcing and managing investments for that fund with the Irish government.
Bill comes to SOSV with a wealth of experiences, both in the public and private sectors. A co-founder of CoderDojo, a free global network formed to assist young people with learning computer programming, Bill also co-founded XING, a pioneering enterprise social networking platform. Prior to these endeavors, Bill served as COO of Davnet, a telecommunications carrier.
Bill serves as a special diplomatic envoy for St Kitt's and Nevis, with an emphasis on sustainable development and the environment, and founded WeForest, an NGO that has planted over 5 million trees globally. The author of three books, Bill is a speaker at events such as The World Economic Forum, The Globe Forum in Sweden, TED and TEDx and also at major institutions such as The London School of Economics and The House of Commons.
Start date and time
Tuesday 20 February 2018
6pm (for a 6.30pm start) followed by networking drinks from 7.30pm - 9.30pm
36 Monument Street
EC3R 8LJVenue website
Free for The London Institute of Banking & Finance Higher Education students and members
£7.50 for The London Institute of Banking & Finance Financial Regulatory students and alumni
£15.00 for others