Oli Barrett

Oli Barrett

Oli Barrett MBE is the Co-founder of StartUp Britain, Tenner, Cospa and WebMission and brought speed-networking  a meeting format designed to accelerate business contacts  to the UK.

He contributes to the Leading Change course, and spoke at the 2015 and 2016 June residentials about how to build an effective network and turn ideas in action. Oli will be returning to Cambridge in 2017.

He also made a short film, specially for the Queen's Young Leaders, in which he gives his advice on networking – reaching out, getting connected and using social media.

Speaking to Leading Change, he said, "To solve the world's biggest problems, we need to forge new international connections, to share ideas and to come up with better ways of working together. The Queen's Young Leaders brings together exceptional people, perhaps 20 years before they might otherwise have met. That's a 20-year headstart to create something amazing."