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Jeni Smith- NetKno

Jeni Smith has over 16 years’ experience in networking strategy and is currently embarking on a PhD at Durham University researching the relationship between networking event anatomy and entrepreneurial narratives.
During her career, Jeni has won several awards in enterprise including being named one of the Future 100 Young Entrepreneurs in the UK, winning the Growth Accelerator
Programme, and becoming a finalist in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2021 & 2022, and has been named by The Telegraph and NatWest as one of their 100 Women to Watch.

Between 2017-2019 she conducted two rounds of academic research with Durham University, exploring her unique, strategic business networking model. The research results spurred her on to launch NetKno and are what we now use to develop our bespoke networking strategies.
Jeni truly believes that networking has the ability to change people’s lives, unlock hidden potential, spark world-changing ideas and be the catalyst for positive change: all starting with a simple “Hello”.