Timothy Barnes - The Rain Gods
Tim is the founder of The Rain Gods, a specialist firm that helps start ups to launch and works with larger companies and universities to build better support programmes for innovative new businesses. He was previously the Director of Enterprise and the head of the centre for Entrepreneurship at UCL, launched the world’s first academic GovTech course for Cambridge University’s Judge Business School and works with Loughborough Univeristy London. Tim was formerly a VC investor and has founded for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises and is the current Chairman of NACUE’s Board of Trustees. In 2014 he was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion.
Session: GovTech: The biggest start-up opportunity in the world
GovTech is about providing innovative solutions to the problems of government and the public sector. This is one of the largest and most promising new tech sectors of the coming decade, worth more than FinTech, AdTech, BioTech and EdTech combined. If you want to make money while also helping millions of people at the same time, this is the area you should be working in. Come and hear from one of the world’s leading pioneers in the GovTech space about how you can get involved and get advice on your ideas for fixing the societies we all live in.