Our expert faculty give their time and skills to our entrepreneurs through delivering information sessions and 1:1 mentoring. Their support is the success of our companies.
I've set-up, supported and directed valuable acceleration initiatives in the London & UK startup ecosystems - in addition to mentoring, advising & consulting with some of the world's best startup & venture partners.
Prior to Joining Allia, Paul worked with range of technology businesses (including Agritech, Biopharma, ICT, Cleantech) around the world, primarily in the areas of strategy, fundraising and corporate development. Paul has co-founded a significant biofuels business in the UK and worked in international investment banking in the USA.
Paul is on the Advisory Board for a number of exciting ventures and is a Global Judge for the MassChallenge accelerator programme.
History in Anthropology and development in South Africa.
Developed a passion for innovation in education while teaching in a play-based learning school in Hanoi.
Went through a years training at Knowmads Amsterdam in facilitation, innovative business methods, deep democracy, non-violent communication, art of hosting, entrepreneurial mindset development, and leadership capacity. Founded Knowmads Cape Town and LearnSpace initiative – programmes and consultancy for leadership and entrepreneurial mindset development.
driven // passionate // changemaker // joker // environmentalist // dancer // creator //
Neil qualified as a coach in 2001 with the Coaching Academy before being appointed to the National Executive of the UK College of Life Coaching overseeing the training and development of new coaches. He has developed several models of coaching and has assisted with the training of over 600 coaches in 4 nations.
Neil has worked with hundreds of business leaders looking to enhance their performance and grow their enterprises. He has extensive experience working with business leaders in enhancing their performance and growing their enterprises through his expertise in business development.