Matt Smith is co-founder & director of the Centre for Entrepreneurs. He was recruited in 2013 by the Centre’s founder Luke Johnson to design, launch and run the think tank. Since launch, Matt has overseen ten research projects on topics as diverse as seaside town revival, ex-prisoner rehabilitation, serial entrepreneurship and military entrepreneurship. The Centre has also launched best-practice communities including the Incubator and Accelerator Network and the Refugee Entrepreneurship Network.
Previously, Matt co-founded the European Startup Network and NACUE – the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs.