For the 31st event in the series, we are bringing together more business angels and start-ups. We will select between five and eight companies to present to the people with the know-how to help or the cash to invest. This is your chance to play a crucial and fulfilling role if you’re a business angel with resources or time to mentor…..visit MyINSEAD to book

Diwali Feast

November 15, 2022
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Often referred to as the festival of lights, or Deepavali, Diwali is a time for religious rituals and sharing traditional stories. It’s also an opportunity to spruce up the home, buy new clothes, and, of course, enjoy parties, feasting and an exchange of gifts. Diwali represents the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness and wisdom over ignorance. Let’s celebrate the ancient legend of Lord Rama’s eventual defeat of the evil spirit Ravana and learn more about this five-day festival, its traditions and ceremonies. Hear why tradition suggests that you should invest in a kitchen appliance and start a new business venture……visit MyINSEAD to book

Christmas Champagne Reception

December 15, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us at the Savile Club in the heart of Mayfair, founded in 1868 by a group of the most distinguished writers and artists of the time for our final event of the year. In true INSEAD style, this will be an evening of great conversation with alumni and guests to round off the year and celebrate the festive season……visit MyINSEAD to book

Join us for a relaxed Lunar New Year Dinner to welcome the Year of the Rabbit. Lillian Luk (MBA 01J) Founder and Chef, Shanghai Supper Club, has generously offered to host a supper club evening. The 10-course menu will include some New Year specials such as spring rolls, eight treasure duck and eight treasure rice. Lillian will also explain some of the traditions of the festival which lead to a lucky year ahead.

Monthly Drinks

February 1, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This month we’re meeting at M Victoria with its remarkably stylish interiors and well-mixed cocktails. We’ve reserved a space in the grand bar area for the evening.

When Vivi Cahyadi Himmel and Karolina Saviova co-founded their business-to-business software-as-a-service venture AltoVita in 2018, they had big ambitions to modernise corporate accommodation. Just four years later, this dynamic and tenacious duo have not only closed a $9.5m funding round, they were also oversubscribed by an additional $5m during pressing market conditions (whilst many founders are struggling for funding). AltoVita now has an enviable top-tier client base which includes Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and the US Government. Join us to hear how these driven tech founders are on the path to unicorn status.

Live Gig – Entrepreneur Tales & Tunes

February 21, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for a crazy night of live music and chitchat. Our esteemed alum, Pablo Ettinger (MBA 85J), one of the founding team behind Caffè Nero, serial entrepreneur and repeat angel investor has another string to his bow (literally!) – he’s an accomplished jazz musician. Pablo will play jazz piano with his band in a relaxed setting and share “lessons learned”, both the good and the bad, between each tune. A fantastic evening full of energy, music and most importantly – fun!

As the UK baked in near 40-degree heat in 2022 and wildfires ripped across once green and fertile areas of continental Europe, it was clear to almost all that the climate emergency is coming quicker than feared. Governments are working together for regulatory driven solutions but that alone will not be enough. More is needed and more is being done in response.