Jack Wratten

Founder | BLOOM.SPACE
Director | Bloom Incubator

Founded bloom.space
Took Citrus Saturday global
Ex UCL Biochemist & UCL Enterprise
Likes to Tweet about: food & drink
@JackWratten

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Lillian Shapiro

Senior Business Advisor in The Bloom Incubator
Set up the Bloom Accelerate programme
Expert business mentor
Loves helping startups!
Likes to Tweet about: startups, business and travel @ShapiroLillian

Ashley Adkins

Tech | BLOOM.SPACE
Cyber security expert
10 years in the tech industry
Runs Cocidius
Ex-defence
Likes to Tweet about: privacy, tech and cyber
@Adkins_io


The Bloom Mentors and Training Team:

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PHIL KOENIG

Phil is co-founder at Teebly, a corporate digital letterbox as well as community and mentor management at UCL. He will be our entrepreneurial advisor along the whole program.

 

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JOHN SPINDLER 

John is the CEO of Capital Enterprise, an umbrella group for Universities, Incubators, Accelerators, Enterprise Agencies and not for profits who support entrepreneurs in London.

 

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SEAN DAVEY

Partner and Strategist at Pollitt & Partners, Sean helps brands get ahead with clear thinking, big ideas and by getting stuff done. He previously ran Caribbean food start-up Grandad’s Kitchen.

 

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BAO TIEU

Amongst other Bao is currently founder of a startup exploring how technology can help manage stress, through a user behaviour approach. he is also business acceleration advisor at UCL innovation and enterprise and our entrepreneurial advisor during the program.

 

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ADELE BARLOW

Writer at the HuffPost and author of The Entrepreneur's Way, Adele brings together both the sunny and the sinister stories of the emotional side of startup life from business leaders around the world.

 

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STEVE TAYLOR

Steve is a consultant and coach who works with startup/scale-up entrepreneurs, hubs, accelerators & incubators, corporates, public bodies, universities and arts organisations to help drive urban, economic & cultural development.

 

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CYRILLE NAJJAR

Winner of Mass Challenge UK with White Lab Cyrille aims at helping people with asthma & allergy detect, manage and prevent the triggers of their symptoms.

 

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JANET MURRAY

Mentor at the Clean Tech Challenge, Janet has also founded her own Coaching & Consultancy company aims at increasing one's personal impact and influence as well as developing an authentic leadership style.

HELENE PANZARINO

Commercial Adviser to SMEs seeking to raise finance, Helene was also mentors for Mass Challenge UK and is also the author of "Business Funding for Dummies" (Wiley)

 

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DREW DE SOTO

Drew de Soto, foundered creative director of Navig8. Branding expert and author.

 

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ALASDAIR INGLIS

Alasdair is the Managing Director of Grow, which delivers sales and marketing consultancy and training for fast growth SMEs, universities and business programmes. For over 12 years, he’s worked with over 200 fast growth businesses to transform their results.

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Timothy Barnes

Entrepreneur running multiple accelerator and incubator programmes in GovTech, SportTech and Scale-Up Other activities: Loughborough Uni, Cambridge Uni, NACUE, angel investing Previous: UCL, big consultancy, Venture Capital investor.

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STUART HILLSTON

Stuart has been a coach and mentor for more than a dozen accelerators and incubators in London, Oxford, Manchester & Edinburgh and has been a non-executive director of more than 30 companies.He recently formed Hare & Moon® Ltd to provide personal development programs for entrepreneurs and innovators, universities, accelerators and corporate clients.

KRISS BAIRD

Founder of the lean business platform, Kriss specialised in exploring how design thinking in learning technologies can take benefits from the digital world and enhance the quality of learning experience in the physical world. 

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CHARLES WILLIAM

Founded Charles William accountants & chartered Tax advisor, he aims to help startups with accountancy related matter.

SHERECE RAINFORD

Maketing and PR consultant, she has also been a business advisor in the entrepreneurship department at UCL.

 

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Alex McPherson

Alex has 11 years’ broad legal experience at leading law firms Freshfields and Hogan Lovells, where he completed client secondments to Goldman Sachs, Tesco and ExxonMobil, and was short-listed at the Lawyer Awards for Merger & Acquisitions Deal of the Year.

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FREDDIE TALBERG

Co-founder and CEO of a successful startup, Pie Mapping, which has now exited. He is now founder & Scale Up Coach at Smiling Barracuda, club of talented entrepreneurs.

 

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NIGEL SPENCER

Research & Business Development Manager, Nigel supports entrepreneurship and innovation at the British Library through Business & IP Centre. 

 

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PATRYCJA MAKSYMOWICZ

With over 20 years of experience managing companies, her entrepreneurial adventure started at the age of 17 when she set up her first business. Since then she has been supporting the growth of organisations via development of communication strategies, enhancing the effectiveness of individuals, teams, and entire organisations.