Directors & Advisors

Meet our directors and startup advisors
Ami Shpiro
Ami Shpiro Co-Founder and Managing Director
Ami Shpiro is a serial entrepreneur of diverse experience, having co-founded and mentored numerous commercial enterprises in a variety of markets, ranging from software systems to property development. In 2009, Ami conceptualised a model for a community of collaborating startups, now known as Innovation Warehouse.
Jeff McGeachie
Jeff McGeachie Co-Founder
Jeff McGeachie is a company commercial solicitor and specialises in helping entrepreneurs develop and sell their businesses, also advising on commercial contracts. He has a particular interest in the technology and leisure sectors in particular e-commerce and digital media. Jeff is currently involved in corporate work for sports businesses, direct media and PR clients and the launch of a new financial trading platform.
Lord Andrew Stone
Lord Andrew Stone Advisor
Andrew Zelig Stone, Baron Stone of Blackheath is a Labour member of the House of Lords. Andrew retired his position at Marks & Spencer as joint managing director of the company in 1999. He is currently a director of several non-government organisations, a retail company and is involved in several charities. He also chairs the charity DIPEx that helps patients gain information on their condition and their options.
Hussein Kanji
Hussein Kanji Advisor
Hussein is a Venture capitalist with focus on European software-driven companies. Partner at Hoxton Ventures, with an impressive portfolio: Bea's of Bloomsbury, GoCardless, Halo Neuroscience, Popxo, Signpost and Yieldify. He was an advisor to the chairman of Eros International (NYSE:EROS). He has occasionally assisted the UK government with technology policy and regularly appears on BBC, Bloomberg, CNN and Sky News.
Jonathan Lord
Jonathan Lord Acting Board Chair
Jonathan has been the conservative Member of Parliament for the constituency of Woking since May 2011. Previously he was a Councillor and Deputy Leader of the City of Westminster where he also chaired the Environment and the Housing Committees. Prior to going into politics Jonathan worked in advertising, marketing and technology and was a Director of Saatchi & Saatchi.

Mentors

Meet our startup mentors
Stephen Bloch
Stephen Bloch Mentor
An experienced business professional, advisor, mentor and entrepreneur with a broad range of UK and international experience. Engaging with start up & early stage businesses as well as having held Multiple Board level positions and placements with companies in the UK, Australia and Spain. Working knowledge and established contacts in a range of markets in TMT, life sciences, resources, real estate, and in the entertainment industries.
Geoff Morris
Geoff Morris Mentor
Geoff is a mentor and advisor at the Innovation Warehouse and the Accelerator Academy. Previously Chairman of the WCIT Entrepreneurship Group, Geoff is a businessman, private investor, entrepreneur, whose 40 years in technology related industry included the automobile, motor sport, enterprise software, ecommerce and mobile communications sectors, during which Geoff has raised private, corporate and venture capital for both start-ups and established businesses and executed mergers and trade sales.
Troy Norcross
Troy Norcross Mentor
With over 20 years’ experience, Troy is a seasoned business leader with a digital strategy and innovation background. For the past 10 years Troy has been driving programs and projects forward by collecting, managing and aligning objectives from multiple stakeholders including internal, as well as external, customer and supplier stakeholders.
Mike Bowman
Mike Bowman Mentor
Mike has over 30 years’ experience in the software and telecoms industry in development, sales and management. As an entrepreneur, he has set up an industrial spinout which successfully raised investment. This led to a role in early stage investments with E-Synergy.
Kristin Shine Polman
Kristin Shine Polman Mentor
Dr Kristin Shine Polman works with innovative start-ups helping them to establish transformative partnerships, develop new products, raise funding and access new markets. Clients have included Ali Parsa’s health technology company (Babylon Health), the world’s largest social network for doctors (SERMO), the first CQC-approved technology-led care platform (Vida), artificial intelligence-start-up BioBeats. Prior to working with start-ups, she spent four years working in healthcare corporate communications at Brunswick Group. She holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and a BA in Molecular Biology from Princeton University.
Larry Levine
Larry Levine Mentor
Larry is an engineer who has worked extensively in technology and finance in South Africa, Canada, Australia and the UK. He has served on numerous boards including as an Executive Director. In addition to mentoring at Innovation Warehouse, Larry is a venture partner at an early stage VC in London
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