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James Caan CBE
Entrepreneur, Media Commentator and Former Investor on BBC's Dragons' Den
Rocket Fuel Pitch Competition Finals
Thursday, March 07, 2024 17:25 - 19:25
The Pillars of Entrepreneurial Success: Cultivating Resilience, Adaptability, and Risk-Taking
Thursday, March 07, 2024 12:00 - 12:20
Big Talk
Sharks, Dragons & Lions: How Not to Fall Prey When Pitching
Thursday, March 07, 2024 13:20 - 14:00
CEO of Hamilton Bradshaw Private Equity, Recruitment Entrepreneur and The James Caan Foundation. Founder and former Chairman of the UK Government Start-Up Loans Scheme. Founder of multiple successful recruitment businesses. Panellist for several prime time TV programmes including hit BBC show Dragons Den. James Caan was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to entrepreneurship and charitable services. One of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs, James has founded, scaled and sold a series of enterprises, including recruitment company Alexander Mann Solutions and executive head-hunting firm Humana International - which had a combined turnover of more than £1bn when sold. James’ most recent venture is Recruitment Entrepreneur - a global recruitment investment company which now has a footprint in 18 countries. In 2012, James was head-hunted to set up and steer the UK government’s Start-Up Loans Scheme, which has now created more than 55,000 jobs. From 2007-2010, James starred as an investor on the hit BBC TV programme, Dragons’ Den. He also starred in CNBC’s The Business Class, Sky News current affairs programme, The Pledge and has been a columnist for The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, and The Evening Standard