Brent Hoberman stands as a beacon in the realm of technology and entrepreneurship. His journey from founding LastMinute.com to supporting budding entrepreneurs showcases not just the mettle of a visionary but the heart of a mentor. With an acute understanding of the digital landscape, Brent’s presence as a keynote speaker is not just desired but, arguably, essential for those looking to make their mark in the dynamic world of technology.
Graduating from the esteemed University of Oxford, Brent soon became a luminary in the tech world. LastMinute.com, co-founded by Brent in 1998, stands as a testament to his entrepreneurial prowess. Within a span of eight years, Brent transformed it into a $1.1 billion enterprise, a story that still inspires a myriad of startups today. With ventures like Made.Com and PROfounders Capital under his belt and significant roles in elite companies, Brent’s multifaceted approach to entrepreneurship illustrates his adaptability and forward-thinking nature.
However, beyond his personal successes, Brent’s dedication to nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs truly sets him apart. His involvement in establishing incubators and entrepreneurial support networks, such as Founder Factory, Firstminute Capital, and Founders Forum, reveal his commitment to the broader ecosystem. These platforms, designed to bring entrepreneurs and corporate entities together, echo Brent’s mission of providing the necessary tools, knowledge, and opportunities for young innovators to thrive.
His current endeavours, integrating cutting-edge artificial intelligence into business models and crafting innovative newsletters, once again spotlight his penchant for staying ahead of the curve. Moreover, his advisory roles with esteemed institutions such as The Oxford Foundry and The Royal Academy underscore his unparalleled expertise and holistic understanding of both business and academia. As Co-Host of London Tech Week and Co-Chair of the Prime Minister’s Business Sector Council for Small Businesses, Brent is uniquely positioned at the intersection of business, technology, and policy-making.
In recognition of his myriad contributions, he was rightfully appointed CBE in 2015. Yet, it’s not just the accolades that define him. Brent embodies the essence of what it means to be an entrepreneur in the digital age. He understands the trials and tribulations, the highs and the lows, and most importantly, the transformative power of innovation. A keynote from him is not just a lecture but a masterclass in innovation, persistence, and vision. For both established businesses and those just embarking on their entrepreneurial journey, Brent Hoberman’s words carry the weight of experience and the promise of a brighter, tech-driven future.
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