New Entrepreneurs in Residence provide students with support and mentoring
06 November 2015
London South Bank University (LSBU) is proud to present its new Entrepreneurs in Residence, five successful entrepreneurs who provide start-up support and mentoring to students and graduates. They will remain in residence until August 2016.
Supported by LSBU's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute, the entrepreneurs run regular workshops and 1-2-1 sessions at the Clarence Centre, providing students with first-hand access to their expertise and sharing their experiences of starting and growing a successful business.
Meet the entrepreneurs:
Anna B. Sexton
Anna is Founder and Director of Open To Create, which specialises in designing and delivering creative learning, place-making and sustainable regeneration projects across the UK. She is a trained creativity coach and also a speaker and facilitator for the University of East London’s Centre of Excellence for Women's Entrepreneurship (CEWE), an enterprise mentor at the IOEE and a Self Esteem Enhancement mentor for the Kairos Foundation.
Chris is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Start Up Republic, whose mission is to help universities build a supportive environment for student entrepreneurship. He has spent 15 years in the education sector, working with Governments, Universities and FTSE 250 companies implementing high impact programmes to build skills and behaviours. He also helped deliver LSBU’s Rocket accelerator.
Michael is an expert on start-up law and is the founder of Buckworths, which is the top law firm in London working exclusively with London start-ups and start-ups seeking to move to the UK. The firm advises clients from a range of business sectors including tech, fintech and retail. Named ‘Corporate Lawyer of the Year’ in 2014 and 2015, Michael has experience working for top tier US law firms. He regularly hosts lectures and seminars on start-up law.
Peter is the founder and CEO of SimVenture, which creates business simulations that allow people to develop key skills and business understanding. He has over 26 years ago starting and growing a range of businesses. Peter spends his time travelling to the 40+ countries where his products are used and sold and writing education and entrepreneurship on his blog, A Hitchhiker's Guide to Entrepreneurship.
Neil is the founder and Managing Director of Stuff International Design Limited, an international commercial architecture, commercial interior design, branding and product development business. He worked as UK Managing Director of Fitch PLC and helped the company become the fourth largest design business in the world in 1999. Along with lecturing across the UK, he advises and mentors 50 SMEs in St Petersburg, Russia.