Behind the Movement

Europe's leading entrepreneur community and a family of organisations that sit at the heart of UK tech, supporting entrepreneurs along
their journey.

Peer-to-peer learning platform
focused on widening high quality digital education to all, to address the shortage of software developers worldwide.

London’s largest further education college group, providing exceptional education and training for students, business clients and other stakeholders.

Meet the team

Jackie Chapman

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Jackie has over 25 years experience in Apprenticeships and Employability Training across Private training and Further Education.

Jackie is also the Managing Director for Capital City College Training Division.

Brent Hoberman

Co-Founder & Advisor

Brent is Co-Founder and Chairman of Founders Factory, firstminute capital and Founders Forum.

Tech businesses Brent has co-founded have raised over $1bn and include, (sold to Sabre for $1.1bn) and Karakuri.

Fergal Kilroy

Chief Commercial Officer

Fergal has worked across talent, skills and technologies. Helping to foster connections across each sector.

Fergal spent six years heading D&AD's New Blood Awards and three years as Head of Content for the world's largest EdTech show 

Marcelo Vazquez

Head of Strategy & Operations

Marcelo has led strategic initiatives and scaled global business operations for large and mid-sized organisations in the UK & the US. He holds an MBA from UC Berkeley. 

Hana Abdi

Tech Lead

Engineer, Mother, AWS Community Builder, Founder of the community Bridge the gap in tech, which empowers the underrepresented to break into tech.

Tom Bohills

General Counsel

Founder and Principal of Chronos Law - a multi award winning boutique law firm with a focus on advising European scale-ups. Tom specialises in and leads the Firm's Fintech practice.

James Croyston

General Counsel

James is a City trained commercial/IT lawyer who has worked in regulated industries in the UK, as GC of a global insuretech company and founded an international legal outsourcing company.  

Florence Ero

Finance Manager

CIMA qualified accountant with over 15 years cross industry experience working in finance, specializing in financial reporting and analysis.

Lucy Eversfield

Operations Associate

Lucy is a Teach First graduate who has worked on educational projects in Nepal, Kenya and London.

Aisha Prince

Marketing Associate

Aisha holds experience in retail and EdTech marketing.

Salaheddine Sadj Said

Tech Associate

Salah has experience working as a software engineer at Spanish multinational company, Abengoa and is highly proficient in many programming languages including Golang and Javascript.

Anne Teh

Impact Evaluation Officer
Anne is a recent PPE graduate from Kings with experience in market and educational policy research.

Xianghua Jin

Coding Trainer

Mother. Ex-software engineer and project manager. Founder of The Mira Space. Passionate about the future of education and work.

Nishat Humaira

Coding Trainer

Fashion & Tech Enthusiast. Recent Computer Science graduate pursuing a masters in Software Engineering at Kings.

Meet our advisors

Nicolas Sadirac

Co-Founder of 01 Edu

Built coding schools Ecole 42, Epitech, webAcademy, Epita with over 25,000
alumni globally.

Kathleen Breitman

CEO & Co-Founder Of Dynamic Ledger Solutions

Developing the Tezos blockchain network (raised $232m at its ICO).

Lord Ed Vaizey

Rt Hon Lord Vaizey of Didcot

Former Minister of State for Culture and Digital, and Former Member of Parliament for Wantage, member of the House of Lords.

Lord Knight of Weymouth

Rt Hon Lord Knight of Weymouth

Former Minister of State for Employment and Welfare Reform, and Minister for
Schools and Learning.

Amali de Alwis MBE

Founder of Code First Girls

Computer Weekly's Most influential Women in UK IT and BIMA Top 10 Most influential people in UK IT.

Board member at Raspberry Pi Foundation. Ada. National College of Digital Skills, Festival UK 2022.

Jason Stockwood

Founder 53 Degrees Capital; Founder of Simply Business

Simply Business UK’s leading B2B insurance broker, acquired by US insurance group Travelers in 2017 for $490m.

Dr Karen Edge

Reader, UCL Institute of Education & former Pro Vice Provost (International) at University College London

Reader, UCL Institute of Education & former Pro Vice Provost (International) at University College London.