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Dr Mick Jackson 

Founder and CEO, Wildhearts Group

Mick Jackson is a serial entrepreneur, author and Ex Chart topping rock singer. He is also the founder of the WildHearts Group, a global B2B Social Business which is committed to launching companies that fight social and economic injustice. WildHearts is pioneering ‘Compassionate Entrepreneurial’ education in the ‘West’ through its multi-award winning training programme Micro-Tyco and funds micro- loans for poor entrepreneurs in 40 countries across five continents. Mick’s work has been recognised globally; he has received numerous honorary doctorates, was EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016 and was voted Top Scot by the UK public (an honour he shares with JK Rowling and Sir Chris Hoy). In 2015 WildHearts was voted Social Enterprise UK’s Social Business of the Year and to date Mick is the only European to receive the highly prestigious Babson Social Innovation Award from the world’s top school in entrepreneurship. To date, WildHearts have transformed over 150,000 lives globally and invested over £4,000,000. WildHearts goal is to transform one million lives by 2020 through ‘Compassionate Entrepreneurship’. 

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@mickwildhearts

@wildheartsteam

@MicroTyco

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Professor Brian MacCraith FInstP MRIA

President, Dublin City University

Professor MacCraith holds a Personal Chair in Physics at DCU.  He was founding Director of both the National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR) and the Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (BDI) at DCU.  He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.  He was appointed President of DCU in July 2010 and will hold this position for 10 years.  As President, he has advanced DCU’s mission as a research-intensive, globally-engaged University of Enterprise that emphasises innovation in teaching, learning and research.

During his time as President, DCU has been ranked among the world’s leading young universities and is included both in the QS Top 50 under 50 and the THE 100 under 50.

Professor MacCraith has a strong commitment to student entrepreneurship (both social and commercial) and recently Chaired the National Review of STEM Education in Ireland for the Irish Government.

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Twitter: @DublinCityUni

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Elin McCallum 

Founder and Director of Bantani Education

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Professor Heidi Neck

Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, Babson College

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