Start-up

ULMS Masterclass: A Start-up with a Conscience

12:00pm - 1:00pm / Wednesday 5th May 2021
Type: Webinar / Category: Department
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The Management School is delighted to announce the next event in our ULMS Masterclass webinar series which will focus on the development of a start-up business with environmental and social responsibility at its core.
The webinar will be delivered by Dr Katherine Gunderson who is the founder of Grand Bequest, a property technology company that empowers individuals to save old buildings. Grand Bequest uses state-of-the-art technology and works with communities to introduce data analytics, stakeholder participation, transparency, and alternative financing support to change the way public and private groups work together to improve their communities.
In this session we will discover where the idea for this particular start-up came from, the journey from its beginnings to the present day and why more companies should be focusing on issues which tackle society’s big challenges such as climate change and sustainability.

Speaker Profile
Dr Katherine Gunderson is eternally searching for ways to improve the built environment and desires to never stop learning ways to continually improve the possibilities for vacant and derelict buildings. She obtained her MSc in Architectural Conservation from the University of Edinburgh's Scottish Centre For Conservation Studies as well as her Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Liverpool. Her key academic priorities include a systematic analysis of the state of buildings at risk and real estate entrepreneurship.

‘ULMS Masterclass’ is a new webinar series for University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS) alumni to continue their personal and professional development. Webinars are delivered by ULMS academic staff and graduates with industry expertise. They are designed to provide graduates with professional skills and knowledge and connect graduates with the School.