This event will be run online via Zoom
Bayes Business School (formerly Cass) is delighted to welcome Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of easyJet.
Sir Stelios will be interviewed by Prof Costas Andriopoulos, professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Director of the MBA programmes at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass).
Stelios will share his entrepreneurial journey beginning in 1994 when at the tender age of 27 he started building a family of brands centred on the word “easy” which he was determined to make a household name.
Stelios says that the best business idea of his life was to create a pioneering low-cost airline called easyJet but that the second best idea was to keep the ownership of all the easy brands including easyJet in his own private company called easyGroup thus giving him a more stable recurring income from royalties. Visit www.easyHistory.info to learn more about the easy family of brands.
Having graduated with a Master’s degree from City, University of London business school in 1988, Stelios has been funding several scholarships each year from his charitable foundation for underprivileged students to do a master’s degree at Bayes Business School (formerly Cass).
Pitch It Easy Competition
He is also keen to support the next generation of entrepreneurs via Pitch It easy, a start-up competition in partnership with City.
Open to all present and past students of the City, University of London who own a majority shareholding in a company trading for at least a year that is willing to join the easy family. Pitch it easy will provide the winning company a cash prize of £30,000 and an opportunity to work with Sir Stelios and the easy family of brands to develop and grow their business idea.
More information about the Pitch It Easy competition
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