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ECS sponsors first European tech conference for students

Published: 14 August 2014

ECS is sponsoring the first European tech conference for students and recent graduates.

EF UnHacked is a day-long event at Microsoft’s Cardinal Place building in London’s Victoria on Saturday 27 September. Student technologists and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to take part in panel sessions, workshops, keynotes and networking sessions, and to learn more about the practical and commercial applications of technology and enterprise.

Student participants will be able to gain valuable insights from guest speakers and to connect with students from across Europe. Speakers confirmed so far include Dan Crow (Songkick), Ben Medlock (SwiftKey), and Avid Larizadeh (Boticca & Partners).

Entrepreneur First is a seed investment programme that selects purely on the basis of technical talent. Around 50 graduates from computer science and engineering backgrounds are selected to take part in the programme each year. They are then provided with funding and support, enabling them to work in teams within the cohort developing an entrepreneurial idea.

This year three ECS Electronics graduates have joined the EF cohort and will be working on developing new products over the next six months. All ECS and FPSE students are eligible to attend EF Unhacked; apply through the website at

For further information contact Joyce Lewis; tel.023 8059 5453

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