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Lead Senior Business Adviser

13 Years experience helping businesses start-up, develop and grow. I’m a well rounded business adviser who understands marketing, finance, operations, project management and innovation. I’m particularly interested in helping businesses gain access to finance and know quite a bit about what it takes to become investment ready.

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#early stage, #expert, #financials
Founder of a micro-mobility startup / Lean Business / Strategy

– Astrophysicist and founder of a cycling security startup.
– Problem solving.
– Lean business thinking and strategy.
– Company core values and purpose.

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#early stage, #founder, #mentor, #student entrepreneur, #transport
Start-Up Business & Innovation Coach/Mentor

I am an MBA qualified Start-Up & Innovation coach, Leanstack coach, certified pretotyper & growth master, with a passion for developing innovation opportunities within organisations and with startups.

I have over 20 years of experience of product management in global organisations, managing complex relationships at a strategic level and driving business change.

Focus on working with pre-and-early startups to develop their ideas and to gain traction.

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#coach, #early stage, #expert, #lean startup
Investment Consultant, Getting businesses investment ready, Business Mentor

Business consultant, branding, e-commerce. Expert investment advisor helping start ups and companies get investment ready.

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#early stage, #mentor
Head of UX at digital product design agency

Worked in UX for around 7 years. Originally began working designing and building eCommerce websites, then moved into working on product for startups and some big companies (Dunelm, Waitrose). Over the last few years, I’ve specialised in designing MVP’s and working on early-stage stuff for startups. I’ve also ran a lot of innovation workshops for bigger companies.

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#design, #early stage, #expert, #UX
Business Start-Up Project Manager

Led a programme of support for student and graduate start-ups across various industries. The programme focuses on early stage (pre-trading/ registration) start-ups and I can provide coaching, mentoring and connect individuals with the local start-up community and further start-up support. I also have experience in start-up social media and business modelling of start-ups. I currently run my own start-up in the camping industry.

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#community, #early stage, #lean startup, #leisure, #mentor, #student entrepreneur, #tourism
The Lean Startup

Eric Reis

The Lean Startup is about learning what your customers really want. It’s about testing your vision continuously, adapting and adjusting before it’s too late.

“Essential reading for any new innovative startup – how to validate your idea quickly and cope with the uncertainties of an untested idea.”

"Don't build anything until you've read this book!"

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#book, #early stage, #lean startup
The Mom Test

Rob Fitzpatrick

"How to do customer development and avoid lipservice when talking to customers"

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#book, #customer development, #early stage