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Pavegen is a clean-tech company that has pioneered a flooring technology, generating electricity from the kinetic energy of footsteps. Here at TableCrowd HQ, we’re fascinated by the technology and inspired by Laurence’s achievements.
We’ll enjoy dinner & drinks followed by an after-dinner talk and informal Q&A with the founder of Pavegen, Laurence Kemball-Cook. Laurence is passionate about solving problems. Thinking about what he could do to make cities more sustainable, he saw that an alternative source more constant than the most common alternative energy sources today would be important. His solution is people. You can read more about Laurence below.
Laurence will share his story, from inception of the idea, through to rapid growth and scaling, through to fundraising and “what’s next?” Laurence will also share insights on the future of clean-tech and smart cities.
The company went into overfunding on Crowdcube in just 3 days of launching their campaign to raise £750,000. Within a week, they hit the £1m mark.
This dinner is open to entrepreneurs. Take this chance to meet Laurence informally over dinner and hear his really inspirational story.
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Laurence is the founder and CEO of Pavegen, a clean-tech company that has pioneered a flooring technology, generating electricity from the kinetic energy of footsteps. Having graduated with a 1st class honours in Industrial Design and Technology from Loughborough University, Laurence launched the business and filed the first patents from his bedroom with £200, in 2009.
Since inception, Pavegen have taken the technology to production and delivered commercial projects for some of the biggest global brands, such as: Nike, Coca Cola, Heathrow Airport, Siemens, Schneider Electric, Diageo, Lexus, Ford Motor Company, London 2012 Olympics, and Europe’s largest shopping centre, Westfield.
Consequently, Laurence is a thought leader and speaker at various technology and entrepreneurship events worldwide; his TEDxBerlin talk was featured amongst TED’s top talks on envisioning the cities of the future and changing attitudes to fossil fuels. Additionally, Laurence was the youngest CEO of a delegation of leading British companies, joining the Prime Minister, David Cameron, on a state visit to China.
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