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Success and Failure as an Entrepreneur are Essential for Long-Term Success (22 September 2011)

Over 100 alumni and friends met at LSE to engage with three diverse and successful entrepreneurs. An intense exchange of ideas lasted for close to two hours and explored a wide range of issues pertaining to success and failure in entrepreneurship.
The event was attended by key venture capital figures, along with alumni from the  Department of Management, Cambridge University's Judge Business School, London Business School and Harvard Business School.
The event was chaired by Alberto Lidji, founder and president of LSE Crossfire. Alberto remarked: "It was a truly wonderful evening. The entrepreneurial energy in the room was remarkable and the panel's interaction with the audience could not have been more passionate."
The guest panel included the following entrepreneurs:

  • Rodolfo Rosini: Founded and sold CellCrypt - a mobile encryption company - for $25m. He's currently CEO at Namaste, an angel-backed social games platform that is being advised by Google's former head of M&A and, according to TechCrunch, is "poised for launch". Rodolfo studied management at LSE.
  • Chris Robson: Built and floated Syzygy AG on the Neuer Markt in Germany, raising €55m. He's currently involved in various ventures and recently published a book titled Confessions of an Entrepreneur. Chris studied at Eton College, Oxford University and LBS.
  • Charles Delingpole: Founded and sold TheStudentRoom.co.uk - the UK's leading online forum for university students. His current venture, MarketInvoice, has received extensive coverage on CNN and the BBC for its innovative approach in combining a web-based auction model with financing solutions. Charles was at Cambridge University and studied management at LSE.

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Published: 1 December 2011


Crossfire panel - Alberto Lidji, Rodolfo Rosini, Chris Robson, Charles Delingpole

Audience at Crossfire event