Emily Kent is co-founder of One Big Circle, specialists in Intelligent Video. A serial entrepreneur she was co-founder of sports technology firm My Action Replay which was acquired in 2017. Having been through the ups and downs of starting-up from the kitchen table, launching and developing products, dealing with acquisition, receivership, pivoting and scaling, Emily is all about learning throughout the journey and using that experience to find and create new opportunities.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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You are not an imposter
Entrepreneurship, Professional Development, Business Development, Innovation, Women in Tech
Emily is an accidental entrepreneur, taking on the challenge later in life after a straightforward career in direct marketing and then time out of the industry to have her children. With four under the age of six and the chances of finding a role that would fit around the family needs pretty slim she decided to make a role to fit around the family. Founding My Action Replay with two partners Emily filled all the roles that weren't 'tech' and would often sum it up that way - as a non-specific role. Nearly ten years later and in the second of her successful tech companies, this time in Intelligent Video in the transport industry, Emily still doesn't have a neat answer to what her role is and has battled with the imposter syndrome which many, particularly women, suffer from as their career progresses. She explains her coping mechanisms, shares anecdotes along the way and how to feel fully qualified for the challenges you are taking on.