Peter Cowley: From post-traumatic stress to post-traumatic success

Cambridge Network’s next evening networking event will feature serial entrepreneur and investor well-known to many people in Cambridge and far beyond, Peter Cowley.

In public, entrepreneur Peter Cowley is one of Europe’s best-known angel investors and active supporters of British entrepreneurship. Listed among the world’s business elite, Peter has invested in over 75 technology start-ups, and founded a further 12 technology and construction companies of his own. His book The Invested Investor is widely recognised as the startup community’s bible.

But in private, behind the towering successes, Peter’s personal grief and calamity have been unfathomable:
• Two of his three children lost to suicide
• Their mother died unexpectedly
• His sister lost to alcoholism
• His brother died aged 21 from cancer
• Two decades in recovery from alcoholism

Now diagnosed with terminal Stage 4c cancer, Peter’s last book Public Success, Private Grief details for the first time the succession of tragic events which have shaped Peter’s life and fuelled his relentless drive and ambition. He shares how he has managed to find positivity and strength in the face of abject adversity, turning post-traumatic stress into post-traumatic success instead. ‘Public Success, Private Grief’ will be published shortly before this event and can be pre-ordered at Signed copies can be purchased at the event, and unsigned copies will be available via Amazon from the 17th April.

Join us to hear about Peter’s remarkable life and life lessons.

The session will take place at 5-7pm on Tuesday 23rd April. Registration: 5pm. Talk: 5.30pm-c.6.30pm. Networking: 6.30pm -7pm. Please sign up so we can track numbers.

To attend:
• Cambridge Network members: Attend free of charge (included in our Directory).
• Current staff students of the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University: Attend free of charge

Not a Cambridge Network member? Attend this session at a fee of £50 VAT.
You may wish to join as a member from £100 VAT and come along to many other events for free or at member rates.


The Hauser Forum 3 Charles Babbage Road Cambridge CB3 0GT

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