Mentors

Our mentors form a key component of the Sport Tech Hub programme, bringing with them a breadth of knowledge across all disciplines including advice on strategic growth, investment and business life-cycle, as well as connections to their wider network.

Alex Zurita

Alex Zurita

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Alex is London Sport’s Specialist Advisor – Technology for Participation, with responsibility for shaping London Sport’s strategic commitments to supporting technology, data and digital initiatives designed to raise levels of participation in physical activity and sport in the capital.
Rhian Horlock

Rhian Horlock

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Rhian joined London Sport in 2017, from Macmillan Cancer, as Relationship Manager focusing on the boroughs of Hackney, Camden, Islington, Enfield and Waltham Forest. She has competed as an athlete in the high jump at national level.   
Timothy Barnes

Timothy Barnes

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Tim is Head of Enterprise Development at Loughborough University London and has managed large and small organisations in the private and public sectors. In 2014, Tim was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion for life.
Matthew Frenchman

Matthew Frenchman

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Matt Frenchman is an investor in start-ups, has founded businesses himself, and has worked as a consultant for a dozen different startups, helping with financial modelling, strategy, fundraising and Go To Market strategies after leaving investment banking.
Jane Hansom

Jane Hansom

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Jane Hansom is founder of Sponge Marketing and is a marketeer with over 25 years experience in creating integrated global brand marketing campaigns across media channels.
Rupert Mackenzie-Hill

Rupert Mackenzie-Hill


Rupert is an investor and founder and CEO of Kiss Gyms Ltd which was launched in 2010.
Nishal Desai

Nishal Desai

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Nishal is co-founder of imin where they use open data to help people to live healthier, more active lives.
Orsola De Marco

Orsola De Marco

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Orsola is the Head of Startups at the Open Data Institute, where she leads the team running all accelerator and innovation programmes.
Tim Bird

Tim Bird

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Tim is a corporate partner in Fieldfisher's top ranked corporate, capital markets and technology law practices.
Simon Baker

Simon Baker

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Simon, Developer Advocate at IBM, has worked with Founders and developers in SaaS providers, ISVs and Startups for 14 years across many industries.
Julie Beze

Julie Beze


Julie Beze is a mum and Co-founder of Experience Engine, a new world promotional staffing agency specialised in tech and international activations.
Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt

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Innovation Manager at Plexal. Sam has spent his career leading teams deploying emerging technology solutions across AI, VR, Bots, Blockchain and IoT.
Reece Chowdhry

Reece Chowdhry

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Founder of RLC Ventures, which invests in seed stage businesses. Ex-EY management consultant.
Lorna Evans

Lorna Evans

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Lorna Evans has a background in the games industry and workplace wellbeing and is now a counsellor and psychotherapist based in Newcastle, registered with both the BACP and UKCP.
Patrick Cannon

Patrick Cannon


Patrick is a consultant for Fieldfisher's sports group and he acts for clients in the world of motor racing, football, rugby, golf, tennis, cricket and horseracing, advising on the commercial and funding aspects of their business.
Jonathan Keeling

Jonathan Keeling

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As Head of Partnerships for Crowdcube Jonathan is responsible for building quality partnerships to sustainably scale the platform whilst generating significant value for both entrepreneurs and investors alike.
Ollie Phillips

Ollie Phillips

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Ollie is a Former England 7's Rugby Captain. Following an illustrious career in professional rugby, he is a Director at PWC.
George Gilmore

George Gilmore

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George is Head of Marketing at Synergy. He has 10 years experience working on Commercial deals in Sport.
Jasmine Norcott

Jasmine Norcott


Jasmine is extremely passionate about promoting womens golf, has a full-time job in financial services and runs successful social media campaigns.
Jort Statema

Jort Statema

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Jort Statema is a political scientist and EMEA Territory Manager for Airbnb Concerts, being responsible for launching and scaling intimate concerts in cool and unique spaces across the region.
Eddie May

Eddie May

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Eddie has over 20 years of experience in business, marketing and sport, including co-founding two award-winning integrated agencies in London.
Chiara Quadranti

Chiara Quadranti

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Chiara is the Director of Marketing at leading identity verification startup, Onfido.
Anthea Harrison

Anthea Harrison

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Anthea Harrison a member of the Investment Advisory Panel of two European Regional Development Funds, one based in North West England ( North West Business Fund”) and the other in London (“MMC London Fund”).
Macaulay Iyayi

Macaulay Iyayi

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Macaulay Iyayi is an MBA and University Sports Scholar with over 8 years of experience in leading the growth of global technology products and is currently at Google Cloud.
Molly Eastell

Molly Eastell

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Molly coaches Senior Partners and Directors, and their teams, to ensure they are selling their proposition, themselves, and their company in the best possible way.
Richard Loat

Richard Loat

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Richard Loat, Manager - BT Supporters Club at Comic Relief. When it comes to thinking outside of the box, Richard is somebody who thinks as though there is no box. He uses sport as a tool to influence culture and grow businesses.