I have designed, built, and run peer-to-peer learning and
business support programmes for digital tech entrepreneurs.



Tech North
North of England, 2017


Founder Centric & Escape the City
London, 2015



Founder Centric & Royal Academy of Engineers
London, 2015


Founder Centric
London, 2014

I have designed and delivered top level workshops nationally and internationally, for corporates, public sector, and early-stage
digital tech & social entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: Design & build an ecosystem-in-a-box
URBACT Tech Towns: Transnational Meeting
Limerick, 2016 and Tallinn, 2017

Customer Development for Startup Entrepreneurs
Gaza Sky Geeks: Pre-Accelerator Bootcamp
Gaza, 2016

Finding your Voice
Sheffield Chamber of Commerce: Inspiring Women
Sheffield, 2015


Company Culture and Values
Founder Centric: Startup MBA
London, 2015

Business Model Canvas for Social Entrepreneurs
University of Sheffield: Social Innovation Lab
Sheffield, 2015

Introduction to Social Enterprise
University of Sheffield: SkillBuild
Sheffield, 2015


I take a keen personal and professional interest in ecosystem development, looking at what cities can do to create the right environment for digital entrepreneurs and businesses to thrive.

Workshop: “Ecosystem-in-a-box” URBACT Tech Towns: Transnational Meeting
Tallinn, 2017

Publication: “Digital: A Snapshot of the Creative Digital Scene in Sheffield”

Seminar: “Entrepreneurship Ecosystems” URBACT Tech Towns: Transnational Meeting
Limerick, 2016

Taking an approach based in trust and credibility, I understand how to map stakeholders and build a strategy for successful community engagement, across a wide range of individuals and organisations.

Community engagement for Tech North involved mapping out the key stakeholders across the region, understanding their motivations and goals, making relevant introductions, and forging timely connections that help move projects forward.


Publication: "Digital: A Snapshot of the Creative Digital Scene in Sheffield” (2017)


Management Committee (voluntary), Sheffield Social Enterprise Network (2014-present)

I have several years’ experience advising and leading startups and social enterprises in operations, strategy, and organisational culture, including designing systems and processes for scale, developing mission and vision, and leading diverse teams.





Founder Centric



I am regularly invited to present to groups or speak on panels about digital tech, entrepreneurship ecosystems, social enterprise, and diversity in tech.



"Entrepreneurship inside organisations" 

University of Sheffield:
EFMD Entrepreneurship Education International Conference
Sheffield, 2017



"A Better Sheffield: Growing Sheffield's economy through digital tech entrepreneurship"

Festival of Debate: A Better Sheffield - City of Makers
Sheffield, 2016

"The role of digital tech in driving economic growth in Sheffield City Region"

Year of Making: Sheffield City Talks Business
Sheffield, 2016

“Unconscious and conscious bias in the tech sector”

International Women’s Day
Manchester, 2016


“Introduction to Social Enterprise”

University of Sheffield: SkillBuild
Sheffield, 2015

“Gender Diversity in Tech”

C4DI tech hub members’ event
Hull, 2015

I have experience mentoring early-stage entrepreneurs nationally and internationally, on topics such as customer development, business models, and pitching.

Gaza Sky Geeks pre-Accelerator bootcamp
Palestine, 2016

University of Sheffield Social Impact Accelerator for KAIST South Korean MBA students
Sheffield, 2016

Sheffield Startup Weekend
Sheffield, 2015 & 2017


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