Past Events

Here is a selection of our recent events, please sign up to our Stay Informed mailing list to receive news on upcoming events and updates. Contact info@zinc.vc for specific queries.

Hidden Health Stories: Learnings from a Project on ‘Taboo’ Health Issues

Hear from entrepreneurs & researchers who have been exploring a range of health issues and areas that are not openly or easily spoken about.

Improve Millions of Children's and Young People's Mental Health - An Alternative Route for Teachers

This event is for teachers and educational professionals who are interested in, or curious about, becoming an entrepreneur on the Zinc venture-builder programme.

Becoming a Zinc CTO Founder

This event is for creative technologists, inventors and builders, and will explore how Zinc’s venture-builder programme supports Technologist to find Co-Founders and build products that have a positive impact on an important problem.

Becoming a Zinc Creative Founder

This event is for people in the creative industry who are interested in, or curious about, becoming an entrepreneur. It will explore how Zinc’s venture-builder programme supports creatives from a variety of sectors to find Co-Founders and build products that have a positive impact on an important problem.

The Role of Research in Mental Health Startups

Big Health CEO, Peter Hames, delivered a keynote speech on using digital programs backed by scientific evidence to support people’s mental health. A selection of our portfolio companies including Method X Studios, Untangle, Bellevie, BetterSpace and Tandem joined us on the panel to discuss the variety of ways research can be used in ventures.

Difficult Conversations: Shining a Spotlight on Mental Health and Parenting

Join a discussion about parenting and mental health, exploring where progress has been made and where stigma is still damaging. Dr Iain Jordan will be chairing the event and will be joined panellists Suzanne Alderson, Chris Dabbs and Professor Cathy Cresswell.

Mental Health & the Individual’s Role in Change.

In a period of uncertainty and changing systems, our individual role in change is a huge opportunity, but where do we start?

Gregor Henderson, Director of Mental Health at Public Health England and Zinc Strategy Advisor on Mental Health joined us for a session with Dr Iain Jordan, Zinc Academy Mental Health Lead and Darcy Wallace, Zinc Academy Coaching Advisor, to discuss this topic.

UKRI Catalyst Awards Discovery Series

To kick off recruitment for the second round of applications for the Healthy Ageing Catalyst Awards, Zinc hosted a series of events through November 2020 – January 2021. The Discover the Catalyst Awards sessions provided researchers with all the key information about the new non-traditional funding opportunity. The Prototyping Problems workshops in January provided researchers with the tools to think entrepreneurially about their problems.

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