Matt Smith

Centre for Entrepreneurs

Matt is the director of the Centre for Entrepreneurs think tank and national enterprise campaign StartUp Britain. The Centre is a non-profit organisation founded and chaired by serial entrepreneur Luke Johnson and funded by entrepreneurs. Over the past three years it has championed migrant entrepreneurs, advocated in-prison entrepreneurship programmes, uncovered how entrepreneurs are reviving seaside towns and shattered negative stereotypes affecting women entrepreneurs – among many other topics.

Matt is also a co-founder and board member of the European Startup Network – a non-profit connecting national startup associations. Previously, Matt co-founded the student enterprise charity NACUE and consultancy firm Entelligence, and worked at Enterprise UK.



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