Book now: “Entrepreneurial Changemakers” The First meeting of the Entrepreneur Network


Thursday 10 December | 18:00 – 19:30 | Microsoft Teams

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You are invited to join us for the first meeting of the University of Hull Alumni Entrepreneur Network. We’ll be meeting online for inspiring conversation, the opportunity to hear from two great speakers, and the chance to make professional connections.

We have an increasing interest amongst our alumni in the area of entrepreneurship. For some of you, starting and running a business is what you do best, for others we know you’d like to find out how you can make your ideas succeed from the offset.  Perhaps you’re simply looking for that missing link, skill, knowledge or network to help take your idea to the next level. Join our network meeting, and let us know what you’re looking for.

We are looking forward to being joined by two exceptional speakers who will be delivering short TED style talks on the subject of ‘entrepreneurial changemakers’ – looking at how positive change can be created through ethical entrepreneurialism and through the drive and creativity of entrepreneurs.

Alongside the discussion, we will also be looking to do some network introductions, and discussing how the University hopes the group will work, what you want to get from the group, and how we can support current students and one another in our work and business journeys.


Thursday 10 December | 18:00 – 19:30 | Microsoft Teams

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Dr Pearl Jarrett, Group CEO the Jarrett Foundation, MBA 2005

Dr Pearl Jarrett is a Multi-Award winning Disruptive Changemaker and she is the Founder and Group CEO of The Jarrett Foundation. In 2015 Pearl was diagnosed with Cancer. After winning the fight of her life, she decided to draw up a “Bucket List” of all the things she’s ever wanted to do, but either talked herself out of it or allowed others to talk her out of it.  She decided that as she had been given a second chance, this was her opportunity to change the world. Within two weeks of this decision, she packed up her successful business consultancy and she headed for The Gambia, Africa.

Since then Pearl has being going down the list and achieving everything on her bucket list. Run an international children’s charity, start a business, become a Doctor, be an Actor, a Public Speaker, an Author, Musical Theatre Producer, and much more. Pearl’s biggest and most significant business achievement to date is her newest project, she is the Chief Executive of “Solar for Schools Caribbean”, a subsidiary of the international company Solar for Schools, which is a social impact company. Pearl works with governments across the world, and she’s the driving force for putting solar energy on every school in every Caribbean country for FREE, making a significant contribution to the planet becoming net zero.

Usman Ali, Partner and Investment Analyst at Mobius Capital Partners

Prior to joining Mobius Capital Partners, Usman acted as a sustainable investment consultant to East Capital in Stockholm, Degroof Petercam Asset Management in Brussels, and to a single-family office in London. He previously worked as an Investment Analyst at Caravel Management on a concentrated emerging and frontier markets sustainability fund (now part of Goldman Sachs Asset Management). Usman serves on the ESG Working group for the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance and has published on ESG investing in emerging and frontier market equities for the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Routledge and for the UN PRI. Usman was named one of the top 30 sustainable investors under 30 in 2019. 

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