My journey into entrepreneurship wasn’t planned, it was the product of timing, opportunity and a passion to make a change.
When I completed my PhD in 2008 I began working in the innovation team at the Regional Development agency. This was the first time that I had been exposed to innovative, start-up businesses and I was captivated by the capability of small teams to create something from nothing and make a change in the world. Before too long I was ready to roll my sleeves up and jump into some start up companies, taking on any number of roles, driven by a desire to create value for users and build something that was bigger than any one person.
In some ways a CEO role was inevitable and that happened in 2014 when I joined the fledgling Interactive Scientific team. Six years later I have brought in millions of pounds and generated users all over the world. Both the company and myself have won numerous awards, I have been named a Maserati 100 Innovator by the Sunday Times and one of 50 Movers and Shakers in Biotech.
I have been featured in numerous broadsheet publications and you may have even spotted me on billboards on the tube or in airports as the face of Oracle’s Your Tomorrow Today campaign.
Of course none of this has been easy and I have led the company through many challenges. This has given me a wealth of experience, which could be immensely valuable to other start-up teams.
I am now taking on advisory roles in other companies and would consider taking on non-exec board roles where I can add value. If you would like to discuss board level advisory positions with me please get in touch using the form below.