Dinner with a Leader: A roundtable with Peter Cowley

We're proud to be hosting dinner with Peter Cowley, a distinguished & award-winning serial entrepreneur and investor. Until recently, Peter was the Chair of Cambridge Angels and the President Emeritus of the European Business Angels Network. He'll be sharing his experiences as an entrepreneur and investor - the wins, the failures, the challenges, & obstacles -  and stories of some of the start-ups he's invested in. Peter's experience of leadership, and on building significant somethings out of nothings, is substantial and will offer valuable insights even if you're not interested in becoming a conventional entrepreneur. There will be ample opportunity to ask Peter questions over dinner: this is a small roundtable discussion, however, and numbers are limited, so please register soon to secure your place. We'll also have some signed copies of Peter's books to give away! Don’t miss the opportunity to converse with another Changemaker from the business world.

About Peter:

Peter Cowley, a Cambridge University technology graduate, founded and ran over a dozen businesses in technology and property over the last 40 years.  He has built up a portfolio of 75 angel investments with 13 positive exits (including one that is 107X his investment and returned all the cash he has invested) and 17 failures.  He is a board member of the Global Business Angel Network (GBAN), President Emeritus of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN), former chair of the Cambridge Business Angels and was UK Angel of the Year 2014.  He has reviewed thousands of business plans, mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs and is on the board of eight startups. 

He is a fellow in Entrepreneurship at the Cambridge Judge Business School and is on the investment committee of the UK Angel Co-fund.  He has also had 16 years’ experience as chair, treasurer and trustee of the boards of seven charities.

With his son, Alan, Peter is sharing his and others’ experience and anecdotes in order to educate angels and entrepreneurs via The Invested Investor which publishes two books and 75+ podcasts.  Peter is a public speaker on entrepreneurship and angel investing throughout the world.

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