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The mentors

Entry to the Catalyst programme gives you access to 16 world class business leaders with wide-ranging experience of working with entrepreneurs and of building their own successful businesses from start-up.

Find out about each of the current Catalyst mentors here.


Peter Birkett CEO OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON SCIENCE PARK AND CATALYST FOUNDER, JUDGE AND WORKSHOP LEADER
Phil Sharpe NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON SCIENCE PARK AND CATALYST BUSINESS COACH AND JUDGE
David Bream SETSQUARED PROGRAMME DIRECTOR, SOUTHAMPTON AND CATALYST JUDGE AND WORKSHOP LEADER
Sandra Sassow CEO OF SEAB ENERGY AND CATALYST JUDGE AND WORKSHOP LEADER
Adrian Braine ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE FOR THE SETSQUARED PARTNERSHIP, INDEPENDENT BUSINESS CONSULTANT AND CATALYST COACH
James Otter DIRECTOR AT VENDA GROUP AND APOLLO VCT, ADVISING A RANGE OF EARLY STAGE BUSINESSES AND CATALYST WORKSHOP LEADER
Robert Dent CEO OF ZONR LTD AND CATALYST JUDGE AND WORKSHOP LEADER
Laura Trapnell HEAD OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AT PARIS SMITH LLP AND CATALYST INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ADVISOR
Simon White CO-FOUNDER AT ALTITUDE PARTNERS LLP, AND AN EXPERT IN FUNDING
Richard Atcherley PARTNER AT PARIS SMITH LLP AND CATALYST WORKSHOP LEADER
Mike Austin CEO OF FRESH RELEVANCE AND CATALYST WORKSHOP LEADER
Laurence Moorse INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT CFO, BOARD ADVISOR, AND CATALYST JUDGE

How to apply

Book a meeting space

We have 11 meeting rooms all of which can be configured in a number of different ways to cater for your meeting or event. Please use the two links below to book a meeting room either as a tenant or a visitor to the University of Southampton Science Park

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