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The Experts-in-Residence is designed to ensure that Imperial-associated individuals engaged in entrepreneurial projects and their Imperial startups have access to experts who can help them conceive, form, and develop their business. The London ecosystem is complex and difficult to navigate, and therefore our Experts-in-Residence programme will represent a trusted resource for Imperial startups to access dedicated support.

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What’s Experts-in-Residence?

Experts-in-Residence is a group of experts in a variety of different areas that are relevant for developing entrepreneurial ideas and building startup companies. These individuals will act as advisors made available to startups via scheduled or drop-in sessions. Ventures can arrange meetings with our experts to discuss their ideas and projects with no strings attached. We expect that this advice and support will help ventures develop the strategy for their startup. In addition, these experts will give seminars and workshops which aim to improve understanding of the realities of technological development and commercialisation.

Want to book a session?

In order to book an Expert in Residence session you first need to have attended an Idea Surgery or Business Coaching session. In order to check your eligibility or find our more please email James Sheppard.

Meet the experts

Lawyer in Residence – Ignition Law

Ignition Law is a unique entrepreneurial law firm, providing specialist corporate, commercial and employment advice to start-ups, scale-ups and entrepreneurs at affordable prices. It was formed in January 2015 by Alex McPherson and David Farquharson, during this time Ignition Law has been nominated and won several prestigious legal awards.

Graphic Designer in Residence - MYWW

MYWW™ are a design company specialising in demystifying and delivering in-house design. Their ͚Plug & Play͛in-house design team offering allows businesses to immediately bolt on a portfolio of creative talent and expertise They established the UK’s only In-House Design Awards in 2013 to champion in-house creative talent.

Recruiter in Residence – Hire & Scale

Hire&Scale enable companies everywhere to hire and scale more effectively. Start engaging with talent, exciting your employees and growing your business by following their unique people strategy – the online learning hub provides everything you need to get started. Success is a team sport so become an all-star employer that is cultivating employee champions!

Marketer in Residence – Jody Orsborn

Creative industries professional with 15 years of experience working with clients like Unilever, Red Bull and Google. She was previously Founder of The Backscratchers (acquired March 2018), which connected brands with talent for projects. Jody now advises on strategy, innovation and growth for businesses. Area of expertise: brand strategy, marketing, future of work and new business.

Intellectual Property Expert in Residence – Jeremy Holmes

Jeremy joined Innovations in January 2012 as Patent Attorney and Due Diligence Manager after 12 years working as an in-house patent attorney for ICI/Astra Zeneca and Reckitt Benckiser. Jeremy’s role at Innovations is to manage IP and Patent Searching resources and to ensure that thorough and timely due diligence is carried out on investment opportunities, as well as act as an in-house consultant on IP issues.

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