Our Practitioners

Brian Bozarth

(Foundational Courses in Marketing)

Brian is a strategic marketing leader with 25+ years of global leadership and executive roles, responsibilities and achievements.

Brian also has a unique variety of entrepreneurial experience in global business development, digital, social, marketing, UX design, technology, SEO, CRO, project management, and customer service - in both for-profit and non-profit sectors.

As someone with entrepreneurialism in his blood, he brings us a strategic marketing and marketing execution course that give you exactly what you need to actually market your business - without the fluff.

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Winifred Soribe, ACCA

(Foundational Course in Finance)

Winifred Soribe is currently finalizing her PhD in Entrepreneurial Finance from the University of Bedfordshire in the UK. Her research focuses on how entrepreneurs can use their intellectual capital and social media to foster more collaboration which will in turn aid them in raising finance.

Prior to undertaking her PhD, she obtained a master’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the university of Bedfordshire after completing the ACCA qualification and gaining a bachelor’s degree in Economics.

She has worked within the Accounting and Finance industry in the UK and is keen to explore how robust financing options can stimulate more entrepreneurial activity and innovation, thus improving overall economic welfare.

Her spare time is spent volunteering as a mentor for entrepreneurs within TERN (The Entrepreneurs Refugee Network), engaging in intellectual discussions, reading, and cooking.

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Dr Katarina Pavlovic

(Foundational Course in Investment)

Dr Katarina Pavlovic is assistant professor at the Faculty of Project and Innovation management in Belgrade, Serbia. She is a graduated biochemist with a PhD in Quality management. Dr Pavlović is an experienced business developer and strategist, who addresses the issues of corporate growth, changing market conditions, capital requirements and investment options, and more!

As a very active participant in the Serbian Innovation ecosystem, she is an active startup mentor, coach and consultant. Amongst other things, she helps them with raising their investment readiness levels, while helping them reach the first rounds of investments.

Katarina is an angel investor, a member of WeAngels investing club led by women who invest in early-stage gender-diverse startups with high scaling and growth potential. She is bringing this investment and business knowledge to StartrHub to create a high-impact course that educates new entrepreneurs about the investment world, and how to prepare and raise investment. 

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Dr Milyan Hills

(Business Theory Course)

Dr Milyan Hills (Mils) has degrees in social anthropology from the University of St Andrews and has worked in a range of university departments and business schools. As the first anthropologist to work for the UK government, Mils has unique experience in leading applied behavioural science projects at c-suite and operational levels for prestigious clients inside government, the Royal Household and financial and other organisations in the private sector.
 
Mils is passionate about helping anyone achieve the very best they can in the most efficient ways possible. Having taught on MBA programmes for almost a decade, he believes that there are always opportunities for everyone to create awesome businesses.
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Seven Jacobs

(Practical Entrepreneurial Foundations Course)

A social entrepreneur and host, Seven has helped found multiple ventures and worked with some of the biggest organisations in the UK from the for-profit and non-profit sectors. A business builder, he loves developing people and processes to be able to deliver work effectively and create meaningful change in the world through great work.

Seven began his career by coaching young people and being a youth consultant for some of the biggest UK brands, from AKQA to Nando’s. His experience and love of social entrepreneurialism first took root through entrepreneurial projects and self-teaching when he was 18. He worked on community projects, became an experienced facilitator, and developed initiative and ingenuity skills which are required to create new impact that adapts to new problems and the next generation.

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Our Team

Seven Jacobs - Founder and Chief of Entrepreneurship and Vision

It's become understood that every entrepreneur has to go through some of the same learning hurdles. But that means time, resources, and energy is wasted making the same mistakes - creating huge overall redundancy within entrepreneurship.

StartrHub founder Seven Jacobs realised there was a better way. Growing up in a lacking education system and with no support network, when he got into entrepreneurship, he noticed how familiar - that is to say, how lonely and confusing of a space it was - for many new entrepreneurs. But being a Gen-Zer, and having studied and practised entrepreneurship for years, there was a clear path forward where technology could be used to create an ecosystem of learning and networking.

A social entrepreneur, Seven has helped found multiple ventures and worked with some of the biggest organisations in the UK from the for-profit and non-profit sectors. A business builder, he loves developing people and processes to be able to deliver work effectively and create meaningful change in the world through great work. Seven highly values the power of listening and empathy to solve problems and change the world. He is at his happiest when he’s with other people who are truly, deeply happy, and he wants to create more of that for leaders of all kinds.

 

Jennifer Collard - Head of Marketing and Branding

Jennifer is the marketing and branding specialist for StartrHub, brought on board to help design the look and feel of StartrHub and all of our resources and communications to really connect with how we want new founders to feel - empowered and excited. 
 
Travelling from Indonesia to complete her Bachelors of Arts from the University of East Anglia, Jennifer is now on the road to finishing her MA. Alongside her degrees, Jennifer has worked as a writer and content creator for NGOs, The Antheia Project based in Indonesia, and Listen Up Myanmar based in Myanmar. With further experience in sales with The Body Shop UK, she has come to the StartrHub to hone her skills into a tangible project.
 

Melissa Mitchell - Advisor

Melissa is the founder of The VOLO Group, which has built a platform that helps people build careers they love and supports organisations to discover, develop and engage better-skilled talent.

Also an entrepreneur through Bloomberg and expert in a number of fields, Melissa has been an invaluable mentor to StartrHub with a focus on understanding startup foundations, the market, tech, and much more.

Dr Milyan Hills - Advisor 

Mils is passionate about helping anyone achieve the very best they can in the most efficient ways possible. Having taught on MBA programmes for almost a decade, he believes that there are always opportunities for everyone to create awesome businesses. By breaking the MBA down into digestible chunks, StartrHub empowers and builds the confidence of entrepreneurs to design and execute sustainable businesses. 
 
Mils is responsible for ensuring that everything we do here at StartrHub is aimed at transfusing confidence into those that we support.

Our Partners

The Twelve Ronnies Foundation

We have partnered with a philanthropic organisation called The Twelve Ronnies Foundation, which has the aim of supporting new founders with idea validation, mentoring, networking, and more in the hopes to decrease the staggering failure rate in entrepreneurship. 

This ranges from Structured Mentoring with our Accredited Mentor’s, Traditional Mentoring with our Main Network Mentor’s, Peer-to-Peer Mentoring and Group Mentoring. This support comes primarily in the form of their online community, which helps deliver the StartrHub Community and provides extra benefits to our members for joining our community.

Skillarena

Skillarena is an India-based online education platform that aims to revolutionise education for young people in India. This early partnership provides discounted access to our services to Skillarena students, as well as future content-making agreements and the potential for much more.