Engine Shed & RSA South West - Ideas Pitch - RSA

Engine Shed & RSA SW - Ideas Pitch

Fellowship events


Engine Shed, Bristol

  • Future of Work
  • Employment
  • Social enterprise
  • Communities
  • Community engagement

Held on on Ada Lovelace day, the focus of the evening will be hearing from 8 finalists, who will pitch their project ideas on how to ‘Inspire and prepare young people from diverse backgrounds about the opportunities in the high-tech, low-carbon, digital -creative and entrepreneurial sectors’.

The evening will be chaired by science communicator and founder of the ‘Minorities in STEM’ network Alex Lathbridge.  Alex will be joined by Engine Shed Director Nick Sturge and Engineer and founder of ‘Womens Tech Hub’ Serrie Chapman. With time allocated to network, we encourage attendees to talk to new people; the evening presents an opportunity to make connections to help us to accelerate diversity in our future workforce. 

We would be delighted if members in the audience end up supporting one or more of these projects, in some form, independently of this competition! 

Contact Georgie Burr with any queries - [email protected]

Event order 

18.00 – 18.20: Registration, networking, drinks and light bites 

18.20 – 18.25: Welcome from Nick Sturge  

18.25 – 18.30:  Serrie Chapman, Women’s Tech Hub  

18.30 – 18.40:  Alex Lathbridge, Science Communicator and 'Minorities in STEM' founder 

18.40 – 19.05:  First four project pitches, with speedy Q+A 

19.05 – 19.25:  Break and Networking 

19.25 – 19.50:  Final four project pitches, with speedy Q+A 

19.50 – 20.10: 'People's choice' voting time and networking 

20.10:  'People's choice' winner announced and close 

20.30:  End of event