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David J Harkin

David J Harkin

CEO of 7billionideas

David J Harkin inspires organisations in adopting a mindset of relentless innovation and intrapreneurship through a people centric bottoms-up approach for radical in-house innovation and growth.

David has had the privilege of speaking globally to audiences for the last 5 years. He is an entrepreneur, proud Tedx speaker and author who dedicates his life to connecting people with their own ideas. He does this through his talks and via his ideas company 7billionideas, which was founded in 2012 and operates in both the education and the corporate sector. 7billionideas has become an award-winning company in both industries and David was a finalist at the UK Business Awards 2018 in the category of ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’.

To learn more about David, listen to his podcast here

David J Harkin made the leap from the corporate world to become an entrepreneur after spending the best part of a decade working for the technology giant IBM. At the age of 24, he was responsible for a multi-million dollar business. At 26, he decided to leave and live and breathe his passion of connecting people with their own ideas. David truly believes that every single person on this planet is an idea generator and endeavours to do all he can to help these ideas be heard. The education arm has worked with over 75,000 students and their corporate arm works with organisations all over of the world.

In his spare time, he works for the charity ‘Action for Children’ as an independent visitor, supporting children and young people with their parents or families. David enjoys running having completed the London Marathon and often races in half-marathons. He is also an active member of a premier league cricket club where he is club captain, junior coach and committee member. He is also a playing member for the MCC and still hopes one day to play for England.

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What can businesses learn from children?

Embracing creativity and intrapreneurship in the workplace

The Model of Relentless Innovation

How businesses can adopt a world class mentality?

As a speaker David is incredibly inspirational, build out a strong narrative whilst weaving in examples of how the world is changing and responding to innovation is exemplary. His relaxed and natural approach draws the audience in, making them ask questions and want to learn more. I took from David the feeling that anything is possible, to ask questions, work hard and dream big!


David is always very engaging with any audience and has an inspiring, warm and professional style. I would describe his approach as 'special' and he has a great stage presence; interactive, creative and forward thinking and always pitches in the right way depending on who he is addressing. I always come away feeling truly motivated, and he is one of the best as I see it.

Harrow High School, Hong Kong

I had the privilege of hearing David speak in person at a networking event in Derby recently. I had been told I would be left feeling inspired, but this was an understatement. David's talk about the catalyst, genesis and successes of 7 Billion ideas were articulated in a fun and engaging way. David and his talks are personable, humorous and thought provoking. He is a natural on stage and I look forward to seeing him again at some point in the future.

Siddiqui Education

Fees & Details

Fees From*

  • UK:

    Up to £3k

  • Europe:

    £3k to £7k

  • US:

    £3k to £7k

  • Africa/Asia/ME:

    £3k to £7k

Travels From

  • United Kingdom



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