Graham Mills (PhD student) is co-Founder & Managing Director of techspert.io, a Cambridge tech startup using AI to automate and facilitate knowledge exchange. Having raised over £1.25M to date, and currently with 15 employees (& growing!), techspert.io uses big data & objective analytics to ruthlessly improve how corporates, investors, and consultancies source primary research insights. Graham started the company during his PhD at Wolfson (matriculated 2014), successfully defending this thesis in cancer research in December 2018. Prior to techspert.io, Graham worked a variety of roles across venture capital, business development, and biotech R&D (plus a sprinkling of failed entrepreneurial endeavours!).
Leon Pietschmann (MPhil student) is founder and CEO of reveox.com, a platform providing free rental cars and digital mobility solutions. He founded reveox during his undergraduate studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, from where he graduated with a BSc in Industrial Engineering in 2017. Meanwhile, he has also worked as a management consultant at Roland Berger. Leon loves sharing his experience from founding his own start-up, including the challenges he encountered and overcame along the way and why he considers it a unique experience. He began his MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture, and Management as member of Wolfson College in Michaelmas 2018.
Siddhartha Ghose’s (Senior Member) own start-ups included a membrane protein technology venture (2004-2008) and a digital health platform which is in alpha testing. He is currently working as a Product Director for Fluidic Analytics, a Cambridge University spin out commercialising a microfluidics based technology for characterisation of proteins. Earlier he was employee 2 of a medical technology startup where he headed the business operations, growing the company to a 12-member team and gearing it for manufacturing and production. His early career was in academia, after which he moved into management consulting with one of the big 5, working with small, medium and large companies on developing and implementing strategies for new product market entry. He later moved back to Cambridge University where he was the Programme Director of the Cambridge-MIT Institute and the Cambridge India Partnership. He holds degrees in Chemical Engineering with research specialisation in Bioscience Engineering from India, USA, Sweden and UK.
The session wil be chaired by entrepreneneurship expert Simon Stockley of the Judge Business School.