Ketan Makwana

Chair & Founder of Seventy7 Ventures, Author & Mentor

With extensive career experience in IT, Electronics & Healthcare, Ketan moved into self-employment and entrepreneurship in 2009 during the economic crash.

Since then Ketan has successfully launched, scaled and sold multiple ventures in the recruitment and marketing verticals; in 2011 Ketan launched Enterprise Lab – a talent and business innovation agency operating in 26 countries with a network of 250 experienced professionals delivering in their niche; in 2022, Enterprise Lab got acquired by the Innovation arm of European Central Bank

In 2021 during the core of the pandemic, Ketan co-founded Seventy7 Ventures a platform that focuses on the digital and technology acceleration of the Creative Industries offering Strategic Consulting, Capital Raising and Venture Partnering services. Seventy7 Ventures was awarded the Best of British Business 2023 by The Independent for its impact on British Businesses.

Ketan has served as a Special Advisor to a UK Prime Minister and a former President; he is regularly involved in economic policy shaping for several governments with a high focus on digital economy.

Ketan is a renowned international speaker having delivered keynotes across 5 continents and 42 cities.