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From Start-Up to Scale-Up: a fireside chat with Jon Reynolds, CEO and Co-Founder of SwiftKey

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Cambridge Judge Business School’s Entrepreneurship Centre invites you to attend our special event with with Jon Reynolds, CEO and Co-Founder of SwiftKey.

Date: 8 June 2016, 17:30-20:00

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Cambridge Judge Business School

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Since its launch in 2008, predictive text app SwiftKey, has grown to become a global phenomenon. Installed on over 300 million smartphones, the app replaces the default keyboard with one that can write words by swiping between characters, memorising the user’s typing habits to predict their next words.

The app was also at the centre of a collaborative project with Professor Stephen Hawking to revolutionise his communication system. The technology now enables him to write and speak with greater ease and for longer periods of time.

In an exclusive CJBS Entrepreneurship Centre event, Co-Founder and CEO , Jon Reynolds, shares his story with Accelerate Cambridge programme mentor and successful Business Angel, Simon Thorpe. Find out how the Cambridge alum’s venture went from start-up to scale-up and how the business was sold to Microsoft earlier this year.

About Jon Reynolds

Jon Reynolds is co-founder and CEO of SwiftKey, the award-winning technology company whose mission is to enhance interaction between people and technology. Jon co-founded SwiftKey in 2008, and has since been named ‘Young Tech Entrepreneur of the Year’ (2013) at the Europioneers, and one of the 2015 Forbes ’30 Under 30′ for Consumer Technology. Jon holds an MA in Physics from the University of Cambridge and prior to founding SwiftKey, worked as a civil servant in the British Government.

About Simon Thorpe

Simon is an angel investor, coach, mentor, and acts as non-executive director to and growth consulting with, technology companies. He runs his own business, Delta2020, is a senior advisor to Eleven Canterbury, a member of Cambridge Capital Group and Angel Academe.

He is a participating mentor at the University of Manchester, Cambridge Judge Business School’s Accelerate Cambridge programme and Angel Academe’s female entrepreneur program, and actively supports female entrepreneurs.

This talk is part of the Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School series.

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