Three creative graduates - Verity Pabla, Brad Powell and 'the Don Burroni' - came back to Coventry University to discuss how they have set up their own creative businesses.
Verity Pabla co-founded I’m Not a Machine Productions and launched as a professional company in late 2007. Her company has developed a reputation for being innovative, resourceful, free-spirited and truly creative through, in the most part, music and film work.
'The Don Burroni' conceived, scripted, produced, directed and edited the 3D Animated series The Hunt for Bin Laden. He also modelled the virtual reality puppet characters and background sets, did all the computer animation, performed the voices and did the motion capture.
Brad Powell is a company director at Pro-Mo Media, a Midlands based video production company producing work in an array of areas from Documentary and live events through to Corporate and Educational films.
Financial Journalist Evan Davis discusses Dragons' Den, the Today Programme and the state of economics reporting in the UK.
Evan gave this talk just moments after receiving his Honorary Doctorate from Coventry University.
The Institute of Applied Entrepreneurship (IAE) is home to all enterprise and entrepreneurship activities at Coventry University. The Institute offers the region – and its students, graduates and staff – a broad range of entrepreneurial support and services for every level and stage of business start-up and growth.
Tom Williamson discusses the work of the IAE and the support that is available.
Christine Hamilton is the Director of ICE - The Institute for Creative Enterprises at Coventry University. Here she discusses the role and aims of the Institute in helping to drive the creative industries forward in Coventry and the region.
Dr Gideon Maas, Director of the Institute for Applied Entrepreneurship at Coventry University, and Prof Paul Hannon, Director of Research and Education at the National Council for Graduate Entrepreneurship, discuss issues in entrepreneurship for a globalised world.
This talk is part of the Coventry University Global Masterclass Series that is broadcast live every month. To find out more about the talks please visit the Global Masterclass Website.
Martin is an award-winning TV and radio presenter, national newspaper columnist and bestselling author. An ultra-specialised journalist, he spends his life focusing on how to cut bills without cutting back. He is also an innovator/entrepreneur and his website, moneysavingexpert.com, is one of the most visited destinations on the
Here he speaks live to Coventry Conversations via video link from BBC Television Centre. This podcast was recorded on 13th March 2009.
Al Gosling, entrepreneur and founder of the Extreme Channel (for extreme sports) talks about the skills and aptitudes you need to start your own business.
Coventry University hosts a number of events to help students to be more enterprising, we've also helped students, graduates and local businesses to secure millions of pounds worth of investment in their ideas.