Design Engineering
Showcase 2020

DE MEng Symposium: Secret Sauce


The Dyson School of Design Engineering is a hotbed of innovation and enterprise. Students here have the opportunity to develop the problem solving and strategic thinking skills required to start a business. This often leaves them with “an itch” to launch their own start-ups when they graduate; in fact, 200+ enterprises have been founded from our programmes.

But what makes founders successful? A panel of entrepreneurs and experts explore the entrepreneurial route, why so many of our graduates go into start-ups, and if there is a “right time” to become a founder.


Sarah Ranchev-Hale

Enterprise Lab Head of Programmes and Partnerships, Imperial College London

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Guy Barkley

CEO & Co-Founder, Atmo Technology

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Avi Ashkenazi

Head of Design and Product, Iwoca

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