Past Speakers

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YPlan Workshop

After raising $1.8M last year to start YPlan Rytis Vitkauskas will show you how to choose the perfect idea and make it a reality! More »

India Observatory

Sparks@LSE 3.0 is co-hosted with the LSE India Observatory More »


Speaker Lineup Announced!


Errol Damelin – Founder of

Joanna Shields – CEO Tech City Investment Organisation and former MD of Facebook EMEA, MD of Google Europe and President of Bebo

Anthony Thomson – Co-Founder and Former Chairman of MetroBank

Rytis Vitkauskas – Co-Founder of YPlan and formerly of Summit Partners

Jonathan Pfahl – Founder of Rockstar Mentoring Network

Panel – What do Venture Capitalists Look For? 

Guy Fraser-Sampson – Senior Fellow, Cass Business School, author of ‘Private Equity as an Asset Class’ and former investor with leading US venutre firms

James King – Founder of Find Invest Grow (Venture Capital Firm)

Bindi Karia – Head of Origination at Silicon Valley Bank UK


The World in 2020 – David Prestwich (Former Partner at KPMG)

Writing the Perfect Business Plan – Find Invest Grow

Ideation, From Idea to Reality – YPlan

The Fastest Way to Start Making Sales in Your Startup – Rockstar Mentoring


By providing a platform for a world-class line up of business leaders; we hope to inspire students and young professionals to fulfil their business ambitions and realise their potential to make a difference in the marketplace.


Sparks@LSE is the largest and most interactive student run entrepreneurship conference throughout the whole of London. From inception to date we are proud to boast our success in igniting a sense of entrepreneurial spirit amongst the student demographic.