Bristol Startups List

Map of the local innovation industry.
Meet some of the best and newest startups based in Bristol.

Meet 137 entepreneurs, makers, and investors based in Bristol

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Phil Sturgeon

Founder of @pyrocms. Englishman in New York. Public Speaker, PHP Town Crier, Charity Biker.

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Edward Relf


Award Winning Digital Entrepreneur, Executive, Digital Marketer & Active Investor. Find out more at

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Sebastien Powell

I specialise in web and user interface design, user experience and branding. I'm currently working as the lead designer for Adbrain.

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Nick Sturge


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Jim Morrison

Founder of @twidaq & Achieve Awesome, owner of @deep-blue-sky Digital.

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Katy Turner

Investor in @huddle, @zemanta, @acunu, @truphone, @voicevault, @doccom, @brightpearl, @newvoicemedia.

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Doug Scott


Investor and Advisor Founder of many internet companies,, 20 angel investments in 24 months

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Simon Metson

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Martin Grenfell

Team member of @playmob.

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Tom Savage

Founder PeopleGraph (500 Startups) & 2 prev. Social Entrepreneur of the Year & UK Prime Minister's 'Everyday Hero'. 2x scholarships Business @oxford-university

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Dotun Olowoporoku

Founder @meals-3. Academic turned entrepreneur. Strong business background. 1st start-up out of university. PhD in Environmental Management, 2010.

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Dave Barton

Creative Copywriter with start-up savvy. Seduced by novelty. Nourished by variety. Sustained by irony.

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John Stafford


IT Services Executive at Raytheon; Former Naval Submarine Officer; Founder at Task Force Web, US Navy's .com play

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Steve Schofield

3rd Startup lucky. Business education. Strong global sales, consultancy and project management experience. Frustrated designer and improving coder. Outdoor Nut.

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Elliot Jay Stocks

Designer, speaker, author. Founder of typography magazine @8faces. Co-founder of @viewportind. Married to @samkabam. Father of @black_labbath.

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Mark Panay

Founded two successful service businesses. Strong product development and digital marketing.

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Kiran Panesar

Co-founder, CTO at @mobilex-labs – The best platform for building native mobile apps without any coding. Studied Computer Science at @cardiff-university.

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Jonathan May

I make stuff happen • CEO of @hubbub-2 Worked at @xmos, @broadcom • Studied at @university-of-cambridge Team GB Foosballer

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Jonathan Heaton

Entrepreneurial developer with international experience spanning Finance, Media and Ecommerce. Strong startup experience.

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Felipe Ávila da Costa

Software Engineer + MBA by Education; Manager @uptec by Profession; Entrepreneur by Heart. Start, Iterate and Grow!

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Samuel Okoro

founder @sadcheese, 3 online companies out of high school. Strong UI Design & Front-end Engineering background, founder & host

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Mark Lee


Product Management executive in London with experience leading teams in building world class technology products with eBay, Visa, Betfair, and OVO.

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Danny Vaughton

Co-founder of Washbox; Programming since age 9; startups since age 16; Business graduate (BA HONS) 2012; Worked at Aptenex & Cellar Trends.

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Stephen Honight

INSEAD. Ex-Investment Banking professional. Outdoor Leisure sector growth expert and one time angel investor.

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Sam Vaughton

Studying computer security at UWE. Heavily interested in cryptocurrency. Proficient in software development, particularly web and mobile development.

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Matt Connolly

2004 founded Enable, grew to become UK's #1 Digital Agency. 2012 founded myLovelyParent, social startup encouraging older people online dating.

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Neil Davies

Head of Android Development. Worked at @triggertrap Worked at @connect IB Worked at @sea Worked at @lucent-technologies

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Alex Stansfield

Founder of @resedu. Idea-wrangler. Occasional pixel-herder. A dreamer, mostly.

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Richard Dennys

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James Parker


Founder Washbox • Worked at @full-tilt-marketing • Studied at @university-of-bristol

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Nick Peacock

Community and business development manager, passion for monetisation & user acquisition strategy, young and driven

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Hue Painter

Co-founder and COO of unrival. Strategic operations, Large scale website redevelopments. Previously managed communications at Lloyds Bank.

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Timothy Halford

I am a recent University of Bristol Computer Science Graduate and Self Employed Full Stack Developer looking to join a small innovative tech company.

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Dave Edwards

CEO/CTO at @somnium-technologies

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Philip Manavopoulos

Founder • Worked at @nudge-digital, @loccit • Studied at @university-of-bristol

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Allan Brewer


BSc PhD Computational Biochemistry. Partner in 2 successful startup companies - software products. Experienced in IT, Financial and Estate management.

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Iain Evans

COO of Living Lab at @ubc. Experience as CTO and VC in tech sectors. PhD Cantab.

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Sophia Duffy


Senior designer and front-end developer @hubbub-2. Worked at @alison, @national-university-of-ireland-galway • Studied at @university-of-limerick

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Ross Gibson

Worked at @triggertrap, @future-publishing • Studied at @university-of-bristol

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Maxwell Painter

Founder and CEO of, Former Digital Insight Manager at Lloyds Bank, 2nd Enterprise Startup, MSc Public Relations, coder - built ikle platform.

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Matt Bessey

Freelance full stack web developer, with CS background. Ruby / Rails specialist. Love coding, and talking.

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Adam Place

Founder nu desine Tenacity • Integrity • Vision

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Richard Cambridge Harbutt

End to end developer (14yr) Prod $1m feature film, Active BAFTA member. Previously CTO UK leading museum video company (10yr) & Consultant leading UK University

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Brian Liu

Worked at @yahoo, @trend-micro • Studied at @university-of-bristol

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Scott Mellors

Worked at @triggertrap • Studied at @university-of-teesside

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Mat Evans

Founder @find-your-perfect-venue, @chaletspace • Worked at @future-publishing, @coull-ltd • Studied at @university-of-bath

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Valentin Kalchev

Junior Mobile Developer at @triggertrap. Graduate from UWE Bristol.

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James Price

Founder vumbl • MPhil, MEng (1st Class Hons) @exeter-university University • 5+ years in Mechanical Design Engineering @Reinshaw • Designed @flytecam

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Panagiotis Naio Tsarouchis

Raised in an art-friendly environment (painting, photography, design, music, etc). Studied Computer Science for a perfect balance between art, design and logic.

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Eliott Stephen

Founder at Campaignr, Liberal Democrat Activist, Developer, Computer Science student at @OpenUniversity, Community Vanguard at @PlanetaryResources.

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Paul Archer

Paul is a double World Record breaking adventurer and the founder of the Daredevil Project, a startup that developed Duel, a competitive photo sharing platform.

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Patrick Zhang

Research engineer at Toshiba research Europe,strong indoor positioning background (two years).Good modelling, simulation, hands on and programming experiences.

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Megha Agarwal

Studied MSc in Advanced Computing-Machine Learning, Data mining & HPC at @university-of-bristol Interested in ML, HPC and software development

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Ben Howes

Founder of Zoetrope imaging

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Rich Harley

Photography Champion at @triggertrap • Studied Digital Photography at @london-south-bank-university

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Kat Zien

Full-stack developer at Brightpearl. Speaks PHP, Java, SQL, JS, HTML, CSS. Fan of unit testing & agile. Dealt with APIs, performance optimisation & legacy code.

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Claudiu-Octavian Soare

[email protected], [email protected], previous Co-Founder, Computer Vision research intern @bristol, [email protected] Societe Generale.

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Carl Thomas

Founding director @audiowings - All of your favourite music. Anywhere you are. All on your smart headphones. 7+ years commercial experience in the telecommunications sector.

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Sam Downie

CEO at Dsoundz Media. Broadcaster, Actor, Co-Host (TV/Radio Anchor), Musician, Journalist. Has #epilepsy / Worked at Apple, BBC, ITV Studios, CBS, Wikipedia etc

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Catalin Ionel Ionescu

Founded @blissity Worked at @LSRS, @voxster • Studying at @university-of-bristol

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Tom Marvin

Operations and Content at and

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Giles Lavelle

Studied at @university-of-bristol

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Thomas Didiot-Cook

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Jonathan Wingrove

Founder @hoobulu • Worked at @beambox-distribution-1 • Studied at @the-university-of-the-west-of-england

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Mark Davies

An established digital and marketing professional with experience in developing and executing successful marketing, e-commerce and business projects and strategies (Start Up, SME and Large Corporate)

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Reece Lucas

Junior front end developer, proficient in the modern web stack, background in UX design. Always happy to play around with new languages and technologies.

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Matt Kane

Mobile and web app developer with over 13 years experience. Founded first startup at age 20 and closed first seed round at 21.

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Thomas Carr

Law Degree (LLB) but switch to business development. Worked in social enterprise as a consultant for start-ups in Kenya to aid them in securing investment.

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Oliver Gillespie

All-round tech nerd with strong mathematics background and programming chops

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Tom Adam

Director of Instantiate, an exceptional web development company focusing on cutting edge technology. Involved with a number of startups, notably @fine-puzzles.

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Nicholas Ponniah

A highly experienced and passionate Sales and Business development professional.

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Mark Mikkelson

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Mark Oakley

Former GM, Product Manager and Marketing Manager at Zipcar from startup to IPO.  Marketing/Operations expertise with lifestyle, web/mobile high growth busineses

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Liam Turner

1st Grade Film Technology Student, specialise in lighting and camera operating. Talented editor, great photographer and professional standard in Photoshop.

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Romy Roynard

Div'Up Co-Founder and Marketing Director // Media Analyst specialised in transmedia communication and new technologies.

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Alex Narracott

Background in travel business development, marketing and tour operating. Nottingham University 2:1. Skier, climber, wannabe explorer.

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Ross Curzon-Butler

Worked with worked class clients such as MasterCard, Toshiba, Microsoft, Nikon, TomTom to deliver online campaigns for brand.

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Noe Bhandari

Masters in Aerospace Engineer from the University of Bristol. Built a Bamboo Bike and a Flying Human Powered Aircraft.

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Colin Montgomerie

1st Class degree with Honours in Electronic Engineering from The University of Southampton. RTL Engineer at Broadcom. Founder of Playlistful.

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Daniel Morgan

Digital marketing expert currently residing in Shanghai. Looking for programmers to collaborate with on a new web application within the online training space.

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Jonathan Devine

Software Developer (Java, PHP, JavaScript, Node.js)

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Matt Schmitz

"Jack of All Trades" Software Engineer rapid prototyping solutions for ESPN; Develop in a wide variety of languages/frameworks as an Innovative Problem Solver.

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Tom Hallam

Front and backend developer, api crafter, keen eye for usability and understanding how people use things.

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Mike Elsmore

Full stack engineer, love working with data and new ideas. Ran a software conference and hackathon.

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Troy Abraham

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Matthew Power

Founder @lovecars • Worked at @jpmorgan-chase • Studied at @bournemouth-university

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Cami Dobrin

Illustrator, Graphic artist - for Content Marketing & Social Media Presentations, Web and Print.

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Richard de Lancey

Founder nu desine Design • Manufacturing • Business

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Tim Edwards

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David Smee

Marketing Director at ReTrack. Strong technology product and marketing management background. Formed own company KICK:SUM to make start-ups succeed.

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Paul Woodman

Founder of @lovecars. Experienced Director within the technology sector

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tech. web. mobile. footy. startups.

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Etete Eneobong

Founder The Society • Worked at TOCCiC • @appco-group • Studied at @aberystwyth-university

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Quentin Lechemia

CEO & founder of MyBandMarket & Div'Up // Digital-Music Columnist for LaTribune, PresseCitron // Destronics member // Serial Entrepreneur // Passionate Coder

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Richard D J Palmer

Simplicity-loving designer with a knack for all things digital. Father to an absolute nutcase and quite the pedant.

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Thomas Wainwight

International Business graduate from Loughborough. Looking for a marketing / product management opportunity.

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Mike James

Creating Web Apps for fun and for a living! Developer at TrueClarity.

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Tom Metcalfe

Co-Founder at Rain Cloud. Designer and producer, specialising in R&D, product and experience design.

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Tom Dallimore

Enthusiastic Front-end and RoR web developer. Specialising in User Experience/Interface design. Passion for coding and startups.

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Mark James

Stupefyingly irreverent design & UX lead for dubizzle UAE, entrepreneur, tent setter-upper, founder of @wepul & @intentsgp & lover of non sequiter light potato

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Lauren Browning

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John-Paul Wilkins

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Alex West

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Kevin Allen

My joy is creating technology. I lead software development teams in engineering from concepts to products. My approach is to be agnostic to technology.

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Silviu Simeria

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Stuart Eggleston

Over 15 years Web experience. Over 12 years UX and Product Design experience. Can design full UX, brainstorm ideas, build prototypes even code front end.

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Simon wilson

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Stuart Thompson

I am a seasoned business manager delivering market leading integrated communication solutions to the private, public and third sectors for more than 16 years.

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Brand Ambassador for @PROPERCORN. Dog of Grantham Lodge.

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Jack James Walker

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Jeremy Wastall

Natural business developer, relationship builder and strategic thinker with a hunger to learn and deliver. Passionate about start ups and making a difference.

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Francesca Davis

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Mark Rich, AMBCS, MA, BA (Hons)

Two arms, two legs and a head on top; 900 years old, Europhile, Photographer, 6Music lover, Vegetarian, Orthodox, Silly and Immortal (one of these is a lie) :-)

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Paul Pivcevic


organisational consultant and social entrpreneur interested in innovations in nutrition, health and clean energy based in systemic thinking

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Ed Schmults


CEO at Wild Things - Mass Customized outdoor apparel; CEO at FAO Schwarz; COO of RedEnvelope; President of Moonstone Mountain Equipment, COO of Patagonia

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Peter Cain

Organisation and Process for Technology Businesses

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Swetha Moravaneni

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Duncan Arthur

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Joss Webber

I'm an undergraduate studying Digital Art & Technology. Looking for industrial placement to use my expertise in digital media, computer science and technology.

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Fab Ien Millerand

French developer, entrepreneur. I have been freelancing for 4 years and developed my own PHP framework. I have my own start up ( since 2012

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Abi Bansal

Creative Marketing Professional with a flair for unique, result driven content, great people skills and a passion to make things happen.

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Donald A. Coutu

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Leah Sale

Business Development Manager @ ISL focussing on the growth & development of start-ups in the UK.

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Ross McLachlan

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Jonathan Holloway

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Peter Lockett


Founder of a number of small business. Looking for additional opportunities to add value.

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Simon Hayden


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Dave Barker

Generalist developer (JS / Ruby / Python / Clojure / PHP)

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Good experience of sales and marking of IT Hardware and Software markets in the UK.

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Sigy Pearce

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Joey P

Official MBA student, Aspiring Entrepreneur

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Carlton Jefferis

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Daniel Pidcock

I have just finished launching BeepTreat, a mobile start-up and am looking for a new opportunity

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Ben Cartwright Cox

Known online as Benjojo Fixing things one op-code at a time.

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Kayleigh Burn

Worked at @isl-incite-solutions

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Gibb Brownlie


Co-Founded Brownlie/Lamar Design 25+ yrs, founded 2013

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Reece Lucas

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