Trinity Hall Entrepreneurs Network (THEN) Seminar: Starting in a Start Up

Date & timeMonday, 25 February 6:00pm - 7:00pm
LocationGraham Storey Room (GSR)
Booking closing date Monday, 18 February 5:00pm
Dress code Smart Casual
Event type Alumni/Student Careers Events

Trinity Hall Entrepreneurs Network

Join us in College for the Trinity Hall Entrepreneurs Network (THEN) Seminar ‘Starting in a Start Up’ taking place on Monday 25 February, from 6-7pm, in the Graham Storey Room. The seminar will be followed by a buffet lunch served in College. There is no charge to attend the seminar and dinner however booking is required.

The Entrepreneurs Network Seminar will provide an opportunity for young alumni and current students to hear from alumni involved in business start-ups about their journey to becoming an entrepreneur. The discussion will be led by Jennifer Howard-Grenville, Diageo Professor in Organisation Studies at the Cambridge Judge Business School, who will be joined by Trinity Hall alumni who read a variety of disciplines.

This seminar is part of the recently launched Trinity Hall Entrepreneurs Network (THEN). For more information about THEN, please visit and join our LinkedIn network.


Hugh Lloyd-Jukes (2001, Law)

Hugh is the CEO of Oxehealth, creators of the Digital Care Assistant. He graduated from Trinity Hall with a law degree in 2004. Wanting to found a company, but without a good idea, he trained as a strategy consultant with The Parthenon Group. Still looking for inspiration, Hugh helped to write “The Secrets of CEOs” before co-founding Xinfu, the CEO Coaching & Consulting business, when he was 26. Eventually dissatisfied with commuting between offices in London and Beijing, he went looking for a scalable healthcare technology venture based on deep intellectual property and was lucky to find Oxehealth, a spin out from the University of Oxford.

Tom Clark (2002, Engineering + PhD)

Tom is CEO and Founder at, which provides a collaborative platform for building digital twins in the renewables sector.  Prior to founding Octue, Tom briefly worked as COO of a small investment fund, ran technical development as CTO for Green-Tide Turbines Ltd, and self-funded his PhD in Fluid Dynamics whilst working as a Consultant with QinetiQ Trusted Experts. He began his career as a Propulsion Engineer at QinetiQ.

Victor Dillard (2011, MPhil Bioscience Enterprise)

A chemical engineer and deep technology entrepreneur, driven by the vision of transforming personalised medicine through software and unlocking the full potential of genomics and personalized curative treatment. In 2012, Victor founded Desktop Genetics (, a company at the intersection of technology and bioscience developing software to enable effective and precise CRISPR genome-editing business. In his role as COO, Victor led the company’s business development, placing the fastgrowing company as a market leader in CRISPR design and analysis solutions. In this time, he secured over $4M in business and research financing, out-licensed the DESKGEN technology to top pharmaceutical companies, in-licensed novel technology and managed the company’s operations, from early R&D through commercialisation of innovative CRISPR products and services for genomics research and next-generation cell therapy. In April 2018, Victor took over as CEO of the company, leading its acquisition by cell therapy developer Celixir plc.

Prior to founding Desktop Genetics, Victor was an entrepreneurial fellow at Boston-based VC fund Flagship Pioneering, turning cutting edge science into new companies. In his active role as supporter of student entrepreneurship, Victor supports graduate technology entrepreneurs in schools and universities by mentoring at competitions including the OneStart challenge and the Dubai100 accelerator. He is a regular speaker at major health, technology and entrepreneurship conferences.

Victor holds an MEng in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London and an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise from the University of Cambridge. In 2017 he was nominated Entrepreneur of the Year by the MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 and was elected Forbes 30 Under 30.

Lilia Giugni (2012, PhD International Relations & Politics)

Lilia is a Post-doctoral Research Associate in Social Innovation at the Cambridge Judge Business School, and the CEO and co-founder of GenPol, a think tank consultancy researching matters of gender. Whilst her PhD concentrated on the role of ideas in the transformation of European left-of-centre political parties, her current research focuses on gender and organised crime in Southern Italy. Click here to read about GenPol.

Chair: Jennifer Howard-Grenville (Diageo Professor in Organisation Studies at the Cambridge Judge Business School)

Jennifer’s biography is available to view on the Judge Business School website.


Please reply to to book your place no later than Monday 18 February. Please kindly let us know whether you have any dietary requirements.


If you are no longer able to attend, we would be grateful if  you could notify us as soon as possible.  Please email if you need to cancel a booking.


If you have any queries, please contact James Adamcheski-Halson on or call +44 (0)1223 332563.