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We all need to Innovate. This session led by Pam Sheemar Entrepreneur Development Manager at NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator, Europe’s largest Accelerator programme, she is also Director of Birmingham Tech Week, Entrepreneur Engagement.

During the session you will hear from Rohit Talwar, our Innovation Manager, Steve Chown and hear three of our Innovative Entrepreneurs pitch, learning why we should constantly Innovate and what financial corporations look for when looking for Innovation.

NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator: Our Business Builder supports early-stage entrepreneurs to test and validate their business model. Our Accelerator and Fintech Accelerator programmes are six-month durations, tailored to empower entrepreneurs with high growth potential, and established businesses looking to scale up and grow.

With 12 national Accelerator hubs, you can enjoy an amazing fully-funded journey and you don’t have to be a NatWest customer to benefit. Endorsed by the ScaleUp Institute we are the largest accelerator in Europe.

Steve Chown

Steve has spent the last 25 years working in Banking, but the last two have been the most enjoyable and fast-paced. He currently heads up Innovation for NatWest’s 12 UK Entrepreneur Accelerator Hubs which includes running the Banks FinTech Accelerator – he is also responsible for the programmes Global Affiliate scheme building links with International Accelerators. Outside of work he enjoys working with his wife on her successful online business, tries to keep fit by running (not too far!) and also runs a not-for-profit Uber style taxi service for his two teenage daughters.

Pam Sheemar

Pam Sheemar is a Director of Birmingham Tech Week for Entrepreneur Engagement. She has over 20 years experience in the finance industry in one of UKs top 5 banks, her current role is Entrepreneur Development Manager in Birmingham supporting hundreds of entrepreneurs start, scale and succeed with their businesses whilst working collaboratively with the eco-system and stakeholder partners. Pam also participates in executive coaching and engages frequently with C-suite leaders at various organisations supporting their growth and development. Passionate about Diversity and Inclusion she also supports various initiatives across the region. Outside work Pam is also a Magistrate / J.P sitting on the Black Country Bench.

Rohit Talwar

Rohit Talwar is a global futurist, award-winning keynote speaker, author, CEO of Fast Future. His prime focus is on helping clients understand and shape the emerging future by putting people at the centre of the agenda, listen to him talk about Innovation is at the heart of what we do.

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