Mentoring founders that build companies with Antler - the global startup generator and early-stage VC that turns the world’s best talent into great founders of great companies. Antler selects the most passionate aspiring entrepreneurs, helps them find the right co-founder and connects them to a mentor network of fitting business and academic subject matter experts worldwide. Funding is also provided from day one to support founders building businesses that can positively impact local and global economies.
Ultra Education Ltd is a for profit enterprise that creates significant social impact by enhancing the self-esteem, employment level and life chances of children. They are the UK’s #1 provider of entrepreneurial education programmes in schools and workshops. Delivered in an exciting and challenging way, they aim to make learning and the school curriculum relevant. Their entrepreneurial child education content is designed to reinforce academics (e.g. English, Maths and Science) and provide children with realistic options for future employment or self-employment. Today, being entrepreneurial is an essential future skill set for children. The majority of young people lack these skills; and educators lack the confidence and tools to help. Ultra Education addresses this significant gap by equipping children for their future.
HEad of strategy
The Circle of Young Intrapreneurs is a movement designed to inspire, guide, develop & deliver purpose-driven business ideas from young social intrapreneurs inside corporate organisations globally. We aim to drive positive social change through business by creating a community of changemakers, supporting them with mentoring and advice from leading intrapreneurs, encouraging pan-industry collaboration to solve shared societal challenges, and driving advocacy of the intrapreneurial agenda.
Here, I lead the global coordination efforts across 15 rollout cities for Phase 1 (2017), managing the onboarding, rollout and aftercare strategies for the core model of The Circle to be scaled effectively across the world.
Help us to make business a force for good.
Established by HRH The Duke of York, Pitch@Palace connects emerging businesses to a global audience of influencers; CEOs, Angels, Mentors and Business Partners who can help them scale.
Here, I act as a Corporate Elevator (Mentor) to businesses in the programme
Advisory council member
Formed in 2013, the Aquinas Trust aims to offer its learners an education where individuality is celebrated, talents are nurtured and progress is sustained from early years to A levels. By sharing professional expertise, learning from each other, the Trust offers its learners an education without glass ceilings.
Here, I advise two primary schools in the South-East, and their Heads on Education Strategy, with oversight of the Academy and it's Senior Leadership Team, all with the aim of improving educational outcomes.
ONE MILLION MENTORS
1MM harnesses the experiences and talents of people from different backgrounds to support young people to get into the world of work. The programme will also monitor the impact of the mentors on young people, against a researched and tested set of indicators, via agreed links back to the receiving organisation.
Here I mentor a BAME student from Queen Mary University, to support them with career advice and connections to accelerate their progress.
The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) empower people from all backgrounds to create positive social change. Their courses help individuals start, sustain, and scale social enterprises, charities and community projects. SSE uses an innovative learning approach, which focuses on real world issues and practices.
Here, I mentor social enterprises that go through the programme, most recently in healthcare (diabetes prevention) and primary education, on business and growth strategies.
Startup Direct is a delivery partner of the Governments Start Up Loans Scheme that provides up to £25K in start-up funding for entrepreneurs wanting to start a business. In addition to the funding, they provide 12 months mentoring and extensive support through regular workshops and events as well as numerous initiatives.