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Speaker(s): Sherry Coutu, Geoff Mulgan, Tamara Rajah, Andy Tong
Chair: Professor George Gaskell

Recorded on 18 November 2014 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

This event marks the launch of a major report commissioned by the UK government on increasing the economic impact of high growth firms which will be published on 17 November during Global Entrepreneurship Week. The report seeks to identify the actions governments, corporates, universities and entrepreneurs in the UK should consider taking to ensure high growth firms are "scaling up" successfully. The approach is based on clear evidence that fostering the growth of scale up firms will realise significantly greater overall benefits for an economy in terms of jobs, wage growth and contribution to GDP.

Panellists will address the impact of the report both on government and on business.

Sherry Coutu (@scoutu), principal author of the report, is a leading entrepreneur and expert on the impact of scale-ups in economic growth. She is an NED on the London Stock Exchange, Cambridge University and Zoopla and an advisor to LinkedIn, as well as an alumna of LSE.

Geoff Mulgan (@geoffmulgan) is Chief Executive of the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA). From 2004-2011 he was the first Chief Executive of the Young Foundation. Between 1997 and 2004 Geoff had various roles in the UK government including director of the Government's Strategy Unit and head of policy in the Prime Minister's office. Before that he was the founder and director of the think-tank Demos.

Tamara Rajah is a Partner in McKinsey & Company's London Office.

Andy Tong is Director of Deloitte MCS Ltd.

LSE Entrepreneurship (@LSEship) runs a series of lectures, short courses, networking platforms, debates and social exchanges that explore entrepreneurship's extreme potential for change.

Credits: Tom Sturdy (Audio Post-Production), LSE AV Services (Audio Recording).

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