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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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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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Helping charities, social enterprises and startups survive and thrive

I’ve spent 18+ years working in start-ups, businesses, charities and social enterprises. This involved leading programmes, managing grant funds, operations, fundraising, strategic planning and building partnerships across Senior Management Teams. 

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Loughborough University Incubator Manager, Leicester Startups Co-Director
  • Rapidly developing and testing ideas
  • Business modelling
  • Marketing strategy
  • Entrepreneur networks/community building
  • Getting free support from universities
  • Startups originating from universities
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Founder/CEO of Startup Studio and SaaS audience polling application

Experience of running B2B software-as-a-startup (SaaS) businesses, app and website development, SaaS pricing and onboarding. Experience of running community organisations and helping startups. Good at helping work out early stage startups validate their business ideas/models.

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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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CEO at cyber startup, Entrepreneur in residence cyber security accelerator

20+ years experience in founding/working in tech startups in UK/Silicon Valley. Expertise in lean startups, software engineering, product management, business development, marketing strategy, and funding.

"Hugely experienced tech founder and member. Cyber security and fintech a speciality"

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