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Founder Institute Mentors

Birmingham & The Midlands Virtual 2022

Founder Institute Mentors join weekly feedback sessions, host office hours, and in general provide you feedback every step of the way. In addition, through our Equity Collective, Mentors are invested in the success of your company both during and after the program.

See the list of current and past mentors for the Birmingham program below.

Mentors

Alex

Alex Cole

CEO, Tin Smart Social
Alex

Alex Toft

Head of , Minerva Business Angels
Alex M.

Alex M. Dascalu

Lead Director, Dascalu Greenfield Management Consult
Aline

Aline Heyerick

Associate Patent Attorney, Real & Complex IP Services
Amardeep

Amardeep Gill

Partner, Trowers & Hamlin
Andy

Andy Oates

Head of Corporate, Birmingham, Coventry & Warwick - HSBC, HSBC UK
Assim

Assim Ishaque

Co-Director, Founder Institute Midlands, Director, The Entrepreneurs Trust
Boa

Boa Tieu

Entrepreneurship and Startup Educator, MSDUK
Cas

Cas Majid

CEO, Wow Group of Companies Ltd
Chris

Chris Moore

Partner, HGF Ltd, UK Patent, Copyright & IP Lawyer
Daniel

Daniel Evans

CEO, Birmingham Enterprise Community
Daniel

Daniel Hoff-Rodrigues

CEO, CX Squared Talent Solutions
Debbie

Debbie Clarke

Director, debbiedooodah
Deepak

Deepak Jayaprakash

Chief Financial Officer, Moteefe
Dora

Dora Petrova

FI Mentor
Drew

Drew Currie

Co-Director, Founder Institute, Founder, Innovation Factory Cooperative
Emilie

Emilie Normann

Head of Research, Analysis and Higher Education, Foundation for Entrepreneurship and the Technology Pact
Ewa

Ewa Bloch

Regional Manager - West Midlands, Innovate UK
Gareth

Gareth Price

Director of Customer Experience - Start Up Loans, British Business Bank
Ghufran

Ghufran Shah

CTO and Co-Founder, Metsi Technologies
Gordon

Gordon Merrylees

Chief Commercial Officer at Know-it Global Ltd, Former MD of Entrepreneurship, Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest & Ulster bank
Gosia

Gosia Walendzik

CEO, Accelerate Change
Ignacio

Ignacio Castro

Managing Director, Founder Institute Boston
Joel

Joel Blake OBE

Founder & CEO, Growth Finance Analytics Ltd (t/a GFA Exchange)
John

John Rankin

Managing Director, Advantage Business Angels
Julia

Julia Willoughby

Founder, WPR Agency
Kali

Kali Bagary

Chairman, TechFINIUM Limited
Kamesse

Kamesse Davis

Founder, Nylahs Naturals
Kari

Kari Lawler

FI Mentor
Manny

Manny Athwal

CEO, School of Coding Limited
Melissa

Melissa Snover

Founder, Nourish3d
Natalie

Natalie Yusufu Edwards

Director, Transition Stage Company
Navdeep

Navdeep Bains

Finance Consultant, Pure Storage
Nick

Nick Gostick

Director, Smart Innovation Hub, Keele University
Nick

Nick Pope

Director & Coach, BioSpring Ltd
Omran

Omran Habbal

COO, Birmingham Enterprise Community
Pam

Pam Sheemar

Career Acceleration Programme Pilot Lead, NatWest Group
Patricia

Patricia Imbarus

Founder & CEO, The Ethical Assembly
Peter

Peter Trend

Director, Strategic Customer Engagements, EMEA, Amazon Web Services
Rachel

Rachel Simpson

Director, Rachel Simpson
Randa

Randa Bennett

Founder & CEO, vHelp.co.uk
Richard

Richard Brooks

Business Adviser, Black Country Chamber of Commerce
Richard

Richard Bohan

CEO, Crypto Capital Investments
Robert

Robert Cawdron

Director, British Business Bank
Roger

Roger Wood

Director, Midven
Safaraz

Safaraz Ali

CEO, Pathway Group
Sally

Sally Dhillon

Co-Director, Founder Institute Midlands, /Founder, Career Mums
Scout

Scout Tweedie Yates

Regional Manager , The Founder Institute HQ
Sophie

Sophie Pumphrey

Voice Coach, The Pleasure of Speaking
Steff

Steff Wright

Chairman, Gusto Group Limited
Steve

Steve Hobbs

Director, Ask Better Questions
Steve

Steve Hooper

Director, FI Birmingham
Viola

Viola Jardon

Accelerator Program Manager, Cambridge University, Institute for Sustainable Leadership
Yiannis

Yiannis Maos

CEO, Birmingham Tech
Zoe

Zoe Evans

Founder, Female Founder Squad

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