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Entrepreneurship Experts

 

We are honoured and proud to work with the following highly experienced entrepreneurs and founders who generously lend us their expertise for our educational programmes and provide 1:1 mentoring to our students.

 

Irina Anghel Enescu

Irina is the Founder and President of NGO Triple Helix. For over 8 years, she has also managed the South Eastern Europe Private Equity and VC Association, being also on the representative committee of the European Venture Capital Association (InvestEurope)

Projjol Banerjea

Projjol is the founder and Chief Product Officer of zeotap, a premium data collective that makes large-scale, deterministic data assets easily accessible to the digital advertising market and other industries for better decision making.

 

Andy Bullock

Andy's strengths lie in brand creation/architecture, creative communications and design (graphic and product). He is also an exceptional project communicator and visualiser. He has 30 years’ experience in global creative communications, marketing and design, including several years as a senior Art Director with Saatchi and Saatchi in London.

Lucius Cary, OBE

Lucius Cary is the founder and managing director of Oxford Technology Management (OTM), which has specialised in making and managing investment in start-ups and early-stage technology-based businesses since 1983.

Nicky Chambers

After jobs at the Confederation of British Industry and The World Travel and Tourism Council, Nicky co-founded and was CEO of Best Foot Forward in 1997. Nicky has played a leading role in theoretical, policy and practical advances in sustainability for over 25 years, helping companies such as IHG, Tesco, Coca-Cola and GSK to innovate and adapt.

Charlie Curtis

Charlie is a founder, director, coach and consultant to corporate innovations and start-up ventures. He specialises in impact-led corporate innovation: how to create and sustain innovation within a big business environment, as well as customer-led innovation, commercial business model design, go-to-market strategy and the power or storytelling to mobilise investment and support.

Gary Frank

Gary Frank is founder and Head Boy of the Fabulous Bakin' Boys, the UKs largest independent brand on the cake fixture.

Will Gibbs

Will is a member of the investment team at Octopus Ventures, an early stage VC fund with a portfolio of 50+ companies including Zoopla, Secret Escapes, Swiftkey and Swoon Editions.

Danny Goh

Danny is a serial entrepreneur and an early stage investor. He is the partner and Commercial Director of Nexus Frontier Tech, an AI advisory business with presence in London, Geneva, Boston and Tokyo.

 

Daniel Gurrola

Daniel is one of the leading strategists in the TMT sector at a global level covering the entire strategy spectrum having served in roles of corporate, commercial, business unit strategy, and implementation

Pierre-Jean Hanard

Pierre-Jean is a banker, turned Fintech entrepreneur. Currently he sits on the Board of Advisors of 3 Fintech startups (Blockchain, lending and AI), advising them on business models, emerging technological trends, product and process development.

Robert Hocking

Robert’s career working with brands and retail began in the late ‘80s, and has included senior strategic roles at Ogilvy & Mather, Young & Rubicam and Fitch Worldwide. Today, he is a management consultant with a business ventures group and runs his own food venture, Independence Market.

Ahmed Husain

Ahmed is a seasoned finance executive with 17 years of buy and sell side experience across two continents and multiple blue-chip institutions, most notably with Goldman Sachs and Altice Capital. 

Max Inglis

Max is an experienced entrepreneur with extensive operational, financial and legal expertise. He has co-founded, built and continues to operate several innovative international companies. 

 

Neri Karra

Dr. Neri Karra, an entrepreneurship and strategy specialist with a wealth of professional, academic and administrative experience, is currently Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at IESEG School of Management in Paris, France.

Emmet B. Keeffe III

In 2005, Emmet founded the “iRise Executive Roundtable Series” with a vision to deliver world-class thought leadership and networking with no selling which has since been attended by thousands of business and IT leaders from global companies. Emmet is also a Venture Advisor at Insight Venture Partners.

Jason McIntosh

Jason McIntosh is a company director and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience covering a wide variety of roles in the investment banking industry as well as investing, trading and running his own businesses.

 

Mary McKenna

Mary’s industry experience spans technology, most elements of the creative industries, education, government and social enterprise. She is a well known and well networked Northern Irish technology entrepreneur and angel investor.

 

Kevin Monserrat

Kevin is the Head Investor and Ecosystem Development at Microsoft Accelerator London. His time is divided in working with the VC community to identify, select and support 20 B2B/B2B2C emerging tech companies per year from around the world

 

Robert Rickman

Robert is an entrepreneur and company director with activities ranging from the forest industry to silicon photonics and around the world from Oxford to China and beyond.

Alessandro Rinaldi

Alessandro is a senior leader with a vast experience in digital product development, marketing and growth. He has worked with early stage start-ups and large media groups launching innovative services, driving international growth and implementing transformation.

William Scott-Jackson

Professor William Scott-Jackson is Chairman of Oxford Strategic Consulting and Visiting Professor at Cass Business School. He is also an entrepreneur, having sold three consultancy companies since 2000, and is a very early stage investor in companies such as Natural Motion and TdeltaS (normally Oxford Spin-outs).

 

Huy Nguyen Trieu

Huy plays the role of both influencer and mentor, and dedicates a lot of time “off the clock” to helping the industry grow and expand via his blog, Disruptive Finance. He sits on the Fintech advisory board of the World Economic Forum, and on the advisory boards of Fintech HK, Trusting Social and Fintech Connect.

Dr Jonathan Weiss

Dr Weiss is a healthcare entrepreneur with experience in founding and operating various international medical companies. He is Founder and Managing Partner of Bridgeview Partners, a firm investing in the health and education sectors.

Stephen West

Stephen is a Principal at Gravis Capital and Scape Student Living. He studied law at UCL and qualified as a Barrister at Grays Inn in 1983. He ran various Global Trading operations in Swiss and American Investment Banks.Since leaving the City in 2002, Stephen started a number of businesses as Founder, and been involved in many more as a Founder Shareholder / Board Member.

 

Scott Woodward

Scott is a partner with Ventac Partners, a global venture catalyst and life science consulting firm comprised of seasoned professionals with strong histories of creating, leading, and growing life science companies.

 

 

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