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Churchill Business Network: Start-Ups

Oxford & Cambridge Club

06 Jun 2023

  • Start: 18:30
  • End: 21:00

Oxford and Cambridge Club, 71-77 Pall Mall, St. James's, London SW1Y 5HD

Join us at the Oxford and Cambridge Club for one of our Churchill Business Network events, this time centred on start-ups.

We start at 6.30pm with short presentations by our panellists, followed by an audience Q&A. Finally, there is an opportunity for networking and further discussion during a drinks reception.

Please note that the Oxford and Cambridge Club have a strict dress code. This is out of our control and not the decision of or endorsed by the College, but anyone not observing the dress code will not be admitted to the event by the Club.

We are always looking for London venues to host events such as these. We have approached many alternatives but always find them to be very expensive. If your employer has a suitable space that the College could use for a future event such as this, please do let us know!

To book your free tickets, please use the form at the bottom of the page. Please note that due to the popularity of this event, Churchill members may bring a maximum of one guest each.

Gordon Campbell

Speakers Include:

Gordon Campbell (U87)

Gordon Campbell (U87) is an Engineering graduate, with a post-graduate (Pt. II) certificate in Management Studies. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte and then moved back into industry, working with 4 technology startups in the Cambridge Cluster over 27 years. He is a veteran of a NASDAQ and AIM listings and has raised c. £500m for companies in this time. At the start of 2023 he set himself up as a portfolio CFO and is currently working with early stage tech. start-ups and SME’s that need access to a CFO but can’t afford or don’t need a full time role. Several of his portfolio companies are spin-outs from Cambridge University.


Franck Courbon

Franck Courbon (Past By-Fellow)

Dr Franck Courbon MPhil, MRes, Meng, PhD is a Franco-British cybersecurity enthusiast, also driven by greener, fair and privacy enabling electronics. During 3.5 years at Gemalto Security Labs (now Thales-DIS) and 7 years at the University of Cambridge, he has brought innovative methods in the growing area of hardware security from reverse engineering, laser fault injection, memory content extraction to hardware supply chain security. Franck is now Founder & CEO at Ethicronics Limited to ensure no more compromised, counterfeit and unsustainable electronics hardware – using software.


Dominic Hirsch

Dominic Hirsch (U&G92)

Dominic Hirsch studied Manufacturing Engineering at Churchill, graduating in 1996, after which he joined management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. Two years later he studied for an MBA at London Business School before taking over as Managing Director of RBR, an independent, family-owned, UK-based research and consulting firm focused on banking and retail technology, cards and payments. In early 2022 RBR merged with Aite-Novarica Group, a private equity-owned US research firm – Dominic is currently head of the combined company’s UK business.