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Where digital meets human.
We don’t believe that the skills or mindset needed to be amazing entrepreneurs in or outside a company should be limited to a few people.
Our mission is to empower the world with startup thinking and skills needed to create the future and deliver meaningful impact to society and the environment. We deliver this by empowering talent with the critical skills for the future: complex problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity, along with the tools and mindset to experiment and innovate. Our no-bull approach is straightforward, leverages proven methodologies and is designed to take you from idea to launch as successfully and quickly as possible.
Our team is made up of people who have worked both in the corporate arena as well as startups. We know from personal experience what it’s like to go through the journey. We’ve also witnessed the underbelly of the startup world; people promising too much, fake shortcuts and unachievable dreams.
We wanted to build a movement of entrepreneurship that was based on driving real value, not making false promises. That does exactly what it says on the tin. That is fun. Engaging. But most of all is powerful.
Chris is the CEO of ASPIRE as well as a Partner at Rainmaking, heading up the Global Solutions team. Prior to Rainmaking, Chris led Pearson’s award-winning Global Innovation Team, leading the company through its transition from print to digital. Chris also founded Startup Republic, a UK focused edtech company helping students build startups whilst studying.
Katie is COO of ASPIRE where she drives the operations of the business as it focuses on empowering people to “learn by doing”, developing the mindset, skills and tools it takes to launch a new business. Prior to ASPIRE Katie was Programme and Partnerships Director at The Accelerator Network, she joined at its formation and oversaw the development and delivery of 80 accelerator programmes in the UK and internationally, supporting over 1000 early stage businesses.
Toni looks is our VP Marketing which includes building our brand and getting our name into the atmosphere and everyone’s consciousness. She’s worked for some well-known brands such as Microsoft and Apple but for the last few years, she’s focused on helping to build startups being the first marketing hire in a number of organisations. She’s also the founder of her own side-hustles.
What is it like working at ASPIRE?
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