International tech hub
innovation and advisor
Designed and leading the Global Startup Programme with Airbnb. Now grown to more than 700 entrepreneurs from 160 international cities, learning about innovating startups.
Resident at Telefónica’s scale-up innovation hub, Wyara. One of the largest corporate tech hubs in the world. Advising a community of 30+ technology startups yearly on scaling-up.
Working with the Austrian Embassy startup programme. Advising 10+ Austrian, Swiss and German companies on raising venture funding and entering the growing UK market.
National Cyber Security
Working with the National Cyber Security Centre accelerator, with Wayra. Mentoring and advising 10+ startups a year on developing new technologies in cyber security.
Designed and delivered a fintech programme for Russia’s largest bank, with London Business School. Connecting 12 UK fintech startups with the bank over 12 months.
Co-developed the tech Innovation Hub of the BPI. The organisation that runs The BRIT Awards and supports British music globally. Connecting 43 tech startups with 22 labels over 2 years.
Bank of Korea
Designed and delivered a fintech programme for the Korean bank to explore new innovations in banking. Connecting 8 UK fintech startups with the bank over 6 months.
University of Edinburgh
Working with the university accelerator in partnership with Wayra UK. Mentoring and advising 10 AI and blockchain startups every 6 months.
Advised the US co-working space company’s London team on strategies and models to accelerate and scale resident startups across multiple locations.
Designed and facilitated an innovation learning experience for the Japanese bank. Learning about UK fintech products that could scale to solve consumer banking problems in Japan.
Investec Africa Bank
Advised the African banks team investing in African companies on strategies European fintech companies use to scale up in the UK’s £6.6bn market.
Designed an innovation learning programme for the Seoul Metropolitan Government teams. Exploring ways technology can be used to improve life for their 9.7m citizens.
Designed and delivered an innovation learning programme for Austria’s largest energy company. Advising on models to redesign their innovation challenge investing in smart-energy ventures.
Advised the entrepreneurship team of Saudi Arabia’s largest company on new models to redesign their entrepreneurship arm, Wa’ed.
Airbnb New York
Delivered keynote talk at Airbnb NYC Summit on building new ventures for the future $12bn experience economy in the US.
Google for Startups
Delivered panel talk at Google’s London Campus on developing European tech startups with diverse founders and teams.
Delivered keynote talk in Bulgaria on 3 UK innovation programmes using new technology to support government policy.
Royal Bank of Scotland
Delivered keynote talk at Royal Bank of Scotland’s London HQ on building startups for the UK’s £2.3bn tech-for-good market.
Hong Kong University
Delivered a talk to business students of Hong Kong University on ways global tech companies bring new products to market.
Contributed to S&P Global market intellegence article on the growing corporate demand for co-working spaces in London.
Hubs and programmes
Asia and Middle East