Jack-Lang-copy-PROFILEAcademic, entrepreneur and co-founder of the Raspberry Pi

Jack Lang is a serial entrepreneur and business angel with high-tech and internet companies based in Cambridge, where he is Entrepreneur in Residence, Fellow and affiliated Lecturer at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, an affiliated Lecturer at the Computer Lab and a bye-fellow of and Director of Studies in Management at Emmanuel College. He was founder of Electronic Share Information Ltd, one of the first online brokerages, acquired by E*Trade Inc. He is author of “The High Tech Entrepreneurs Handbook” (FT.Com/Prentice Hall 2001). He has other interests in molecular gastronomy and fireworks.

Jack will join us to tell us the story of the Raspberry Pi www.raspberrypi.org , an ultra low cost and highly programmable computer. The Rasberry Pi was developed to actively encourage kids to tinker with their technology and to build highly personal computers. As their website states,

“We want to see cheap, accessible, programmable computers everywhere; we actively encourage other companies to clone what we’re doing. We want to break the paradigm where without spending hundreds of pounds on a PC, families can’t use the internet. We want owning a truly personal computer to be normal for children.”

Co-founder of the Raspberry Pi, Jack will tell us the story of this tiny computer and the lessons learnt along the way about how not to start an organisation (but how to be a catalyst for change).