Belinda is a social entrepreneur with experience in establishing, supporting and growing organisations that bridge the public, private and third sectors; alongside extensive experience in consultancy and within academia.
She has set up a number of social ventures herself and has considerable experience working to support entrepreneurs that are scaling their social ventures.
Her work is informed by a rigorous evidence-based underpinning and she continues to contribute to academic research and writing at the University of Cambridge, including the new Master of Studies in Social Innovation.
Lead Business Advisor
Mark is our lead business advisor and has been with us since the first cohort back in mid-2014.
He has worked for over 30 years in technology, co-founding venture capital funded start-ups and taking on senior positions at companies such as Cambridge Silicon Radio. He has founded a number of ventures, both commercial and social, and is also a trained coach and mentor.
Mark is not scared of sales – a skill which every venture needs. He is also a Consultant Venture Manager for UnLtd.
Karen Leigh Anderson
Karen joined us at the start of 2016 as a Business Advisor. She has worked in social enterprise since 2002 across the UK from Jersey to Shetland and is an absolute guru on legal structures and social investment.
She brings experience working in the private sector (starting in 1987) in a variety of roles including operations, project and account management, due diligence, sales, marketing and PR, technology development, logistics, retail and research.
She enjoys working with social enterprises, and in recent recent years she has been working more and more with business angels and social investors such as Clearly Social Angels.
Tamzin is the Programme Coordinator, organising our training programme, events, marketing and the daily running of the programme.
With a background in journalism and science communication, she has written about everything from the Higgs boson to mosquitos to stem cells to charismatic megafauna, for universities, government agencies, international research centres and start-ups.
Alongside her work for us, she continues to work with start-ups, community organisations and charities to help them share their story.