Expert advice from our network of experienced business professionals, to help build your business
Advise, connect and encourage
Mentors from a wide range of professional backgrounds play a key role in supporting our programmes and provide workshop sessions, 1-1 mentoring and panel discussions. They work with ventures to advise, connect and encourage ideas using their expertise and knowledge.
Want to join our team of mentors?
If you have specialist skills or expertise and you would like to offer support to start-ups, then please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!
Jonathan Jelley MBE JP
Shân M Millie
Pyarali has 27 years of international experience, 10 years of which was with EY in client-facing M&A and financing transaction advisory positions in Canada, in internal strategy and operations roles in the EY global offices and in the EY UK & Ireland firm. He was a corporate & commercial banker in the early part of his career. Pyarali was CEO and COO of London Re-use Limited, a Non-Executive Director of Big Issue Invest, Chair of The Social Enterprise Loan Fund, and a Member of the Aga Khan Economic Planning Board for the UK.
Jelena is a geneticist turned entrepreneur, passionate about the potential of biotechnology to improve patients’ lives. She is the CBO and co-founder of PharmEnable, a drug discovery company developing the next generation of small molecule drugs for challenging disease areas. The former CEO and co-founder of GeneAdviser, an online ordering platform for genomic medicine now owned by the UK NHS. She co-founded GeneAdviser, is a trustee of the charity TReND in Africa, and is director of a life sciences consultancy, SparkBio Ltd.
Nathaniel specialises in growth strategy and innovation and has worked as an advisor to start-ups, public bodies and FTSE 100 corporations. His work with high-growth tech ventures includes designing accelerator programmes, supporting founders to scale internationally and pioneering the development of the tech for good ecosystem. Nathaniel co-founded Axle International in 2019, an award-winning risk and innovation advisory firm. He holds a master’s degree in Astrophysics, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics from the University of Oxford.