Kari Lawler

Kari Lawler was accepted onto the Entrepreneurs for the Future (e4f) incubator at just 14 years old, where she became the youngest ever start-up and entrepreneur on the Innovation Birmingham campus, providing knowledge and expertise for businesses in the subject of AI.

Kari’s rapid rise within the tech world has been acknowledged with multiple awards, including her winning the coveted UK Space Agency SatelLife challenge ‘18, for her AI proposal. Was the youngest ever nominee and winner at of the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Future Face of Technology & Innovation ’18. Plus, most recently in acknowledgement of the work she is doing to help businesses and young people understand AI, was named Barclays Entrepreneur Awards ‘19 “Icon of the Year” winner for the Midlands region.

Additionally, she has now at the age of 17 years old become an inspirational and in-demand event speaker, a champion of young entrepreneurship and Generation Z voices, plus has spent the last couple of years building up and running her AI youth initiative, YOUTH4AI. Through which, she has introduced thousands of young minds, many from disadvantaged backgrounds to the topic of AI and Data Ethics.

Plus, she has become an active member of regional politics, championing youth voices and diversity within digital and digital skills policy. She currently sits on the West Midlands Young Combined Authority board and has an observer role on the West Midlands 5G Board.