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Predictions For 2022: Which Will Be The Fastest-Growing Sectors in This Upcoming Year?

Peking University BiMBA


The Peking University-UCL invites you to join their new online info session on Saturday, 8th January 2022 at 19:00-21:00 Beijing Time (GMT+8), with Itxaso del Palacio, Teaching Fellow in Entrepreneurship at UCL, as the guest speaker.

Peking University BiMBA Online Class Details

  • Topic: Taster Lecture: ‘Predictions For 2022: Which Will Be The Fastest-Growing Sectors in This Upcoming Year?’ & MBA Program Info Session
  • Organizer: Peking University – BiMBA Business School of the National School of Development; University College London (UCL)
  • Speaker: Itxaso del Palacio, Teaching Fellow in Entrepreneurship at UCL
  • Date and time: Saturday, 8th January 2022 at 19:00-21:00 Beijing Time (GMT+8)
  • Location: Online (link will be provided after you register)

To register please complete the form below.


  • 19:00-19:30 MBA Program Introduction (Chinese)
  • 19:30-20:30 Taster Lecture: ‘Predictions  For 2022: Which Will Be The Fastest-Growing Sectors in This Upcoming Year?’
  • 20:30-21:00 Q&A

About the Guest Speaker

Itxaso del Palacio
Teaching Fellow in Entrepreneurship, UCL
Partner, Notion Capital
Itxaso del Palacio is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Entrepreneurship at UCL. She is responsible for the Entrepreneurial Finance course module and she also supervises dissertations of the MSc Entrepreneurship. Prior to UCL, Itxaso led the Entrepreneurial Finance activities at the Imperial College Business School.
Itxaso is also a Partner at Notion Capital in London which is one of the leading B2B SaaS investors in Europe. She is investing in software companies with disruptive technologies in AI and ML, big data and analytics, Business SaaS, Cloud Infrastructure, productivity and communications, and security among others. Some of the portfolio companies include GoCardless (unicorn), CurrencyCloud (sold to VISA), Tradeshift (unicorn) and Yulife (led by Itxaso and valued at over $350m). Prior to that, Itxaso launched the corporate venture capital arm of M12 (Microsoft’s venture arm) in Europe. As a Partner in M12, Itxaso led investments in companies like Onfido (unicorn), Unbabel and Beamery. 

For more than 15 years, Itxaso has worked with startups in London, Silicon Valley, Spain and Latin America. She holds a prestigious Kauffman Fellowship and is very well connected to the global network of fellow investors. Itxaso is an engineer by background and holds a Ph.D. in entrepreneurship.

About the PKU-UCL MBA Program

The Peking University-UCL MBA brings together two world-leading universities together in Beijing, the heart of one of the largest and most dynamic economies in the world. It combines the unique research and teaching strengths of the UCL School of Management and the Peking University National School of Development. 
The National School of Development at Peking University hosts some of China’s foremost academics, responsible for advising the Chinese Government on development policies that have driven decades of strong and consistent economic growth.  The experienced National School of Development academics will give you a high-level perspective of managing companies in shifting national and international government policy contexts. 
Best practices in management are evolved to adjust to the ubiquity of technology and forward-looking academics at the UCL School of Management that specializes in innovation, entrepreneurship, technology, and analytics. It will help you develop the quantitative and qualitative analytical skills necessary to engage with our changing world.
For more info about the PKU-UCL MBA Program, please check here.

About Beijing International MBA (BiMBA) at Peking University

BiMBA at Peking University, established in 1998 by Prof. Justin Yifu Lin (former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank) and his colleagues, is the first Sino-foreign MBA program in Beijing approved by the Chinese government. It is a joint educational venture between the National School of Development (NSD) at Peking University and its global partners. BiMBA now operates two joint MBA programs: PKU-UCL MBA and PKU-Vlerick MBA.

Today, BiMBA has two available MBA programs, the PKU – UCL MBA Programme and PKU – Vlerick MBA Programme.

The PKU BiMBA is located in Peking University’s beautiful former royal garden, Langrun Garden
Register for the Peking University BiMBA Online Info Session by completing the form below.

Register soon to reserve a seat. Spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Name of company/university where you are currently working/studying
  • Please introduce yourself and let us know any questions for the speaker

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