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Tech and entrepreneurship: Why having a side gig can make you a better leader

emma sinclair

Emma Sinclair MBE, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of EnterpriseJungle, discusses why using your skills to help others will inevitably make you a better leader. Sinclair – the youngest person to IPO in the UK at the age of 29 – will be delivering the keynote at UKTN’s Elevator Pitch Awards ceremony in London next month. 

I spend a great deal of my time fielding questions from people about their careers and businesses: How to reach the right investors, engage the media and fast-track sales cycles. People also often ask me how to make a radical career move into a sector they’re unfamiliar with, secure a promotion or bag a non-exec position.

Most would say that the answer to these questions is to ensure you are doing all the right things, talking to the right people, mixing in the right circles, attending tech events, reading industry blogs and getting stuck into the tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem we are lucky to have close to hand....