Ashridge and Rocketspace launch leadership excellence to startups
Triple-accredited global business school and world-renowned high growth tech campus team up to deliver leadership gravitas to technology startups
23rd July 2018, London – Ashridge Executive Education at Hult International Business School and Rocketspace, the global tech ecosystem for scaling businesses, today announced a major initiative that will deliver the new leadership skills needed for CEO’s shaping today’s technology driven world.
Ashridge Executive Education is partnering with RocketSpace to bring the same cutting-edge leadership development they deliver to some of the world’s biggest and best companies, to the UK’s most exciting technology startup CEOs at RocketSpace’s London campus.
Priya Guha, Ecosystem General Manager, RocketSpace UK commented: “The UK tech startup scene is one of the most buoyant in the world, with 2017 Venture Capital tech investments of $4.14 billion outstripping France, Germany, Ireland and Spain combined. London has an incredibly rich seam of technology entrepreneurship and as ambitious startups scale quickly, they face a number of new challenges. Working with Ashridge Executive Education will help equip these leaders with the expertise and knowledge to navigate these growing pains and fulfil their potential.”
“Ashridge Executive Education has been helping develop management, leadership and innovation capabilities for some of the world’s most successful established organisations for more than 30 years”, commented Victoria Harrison-Mirauer Ashridge’s faculty lead for Innovation. “We recognise there are particular challenges for innovative leaders in these high growth startups, and that there is a lot to learn from the established players too. To help address this we are leading a series of CEO workshops with RocketSpace.”.
The initiative itself has 4 components:
- A CEO Series of Leadership Workshops – an ongoing program of leadership development from the Hult/Ashridge expert faculty for RocketSpace entrepreneurs and members.
- Masterclasses – special in-depth events open to RocketSpace members and selected guests, hosted at RocketSpace, London and delivered by the Hult/Ashridge faculty leads.
- Research – Ashridge Executive Education and RocketSpace will be conducting major new piece of research investigating what makes a difference to successful acceleration.
- Ashridge Programs –some of Ashridge’s own innovation and strategy programs will be hosted at the RocketSpace campus.
RocketSpace is a global ecosystem of people and ideas that provides the necessary velocity, both speed and direction, to help the world’s top innovators bring the future to market. Founded in San Francisco in 2011, its global network of technology campuses across Asia, Europe and Australia and services are designed to help tech startups scale. RocketSpace’s Corporate Innovation Services team helps fuel global brands’ innovation programs by tapping into its ecosystem of startups from around the world