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Neeta Patel CBE

Judges

Adam Burgin

Adam Ludwin

Adeem Younis

Aimee Bateman

Ajaz Ahmed

Alan Barratt

Alan Mahon

Alexander von Schirmeister

Alexandra Frean

Alison Edgar MBE

Alison Loveday

Alison Lowe MBE

Andrew Marsh

Andrew Thornton

Angelica Malin

Angus Thirlwell

Anne Boden MBE

Anthony Woods

Atul Kochhar

Ben & Michael Dyer

Ben Reynolds

Ben Towers

Bill Morrow

Brigid Charmant

Bruce Walker

Carl Reader

Caroline Thompson

Cary Curtis

Cassandra Stavrou

Cat Agostinho

Cath Kidston MBE

Celia Hodson

Ceylan Boyce

Charlene Hunter

Chieu Cao

Christine Chau

Claire Harper

Claudine Owens

Connie Nam

Dame Mary Perkins

Daniel Priestley

Dave Linton

David Smith

David Walley

Dennis Owusu-Sem

Dessislava Bell

Dominic McGregor

Donna O’Toole

Dr Nik Kotecha OBE

Emma MacRae

Emma Sheldon MBE

Evadney Campbell MBE

Frans Diels

Gareth Jones

Gordon McAlpine

Hannah & Sophie Pycroft

Hayley Parsons OBE

Helen Bierton

Helen Livingston

Helene Panzarino

Hermione Way

Hugh Chappell

Iain McAlister

Ian Merricks

Izzy Obeng

Jacqueline Gold CBE

Jamaal Brathwaite

James Caan CBE

James Davidson

James Shapland

James Taylor

Jamie Martin

Jason Maude

Jason Mochine

Jess Butcher MBE

Jessica Williams

Jo Dalton

Jo Ham

Jo-Anne Chidley

Jodie Cook

Joel Blake OBE

John Courtney

John Stapleton

Johnny Paterson

Jon Allen

Jon Dawson

Jon Wright

Jordan Daykin

Josh Wintersgill

Julia Elliott Brown

Julian Metcalfe OBE

Julie Deane OBE

Juliet Barratt

Justice Williams MBE

Justin Basini

Justin MacRae

Kanya King CBE

Kate Methuen-Ley

Kieran Aitken

Kike Oniwinde

Levi Cooperman

Lucy Cohen

Maninder Chauhan

Mark McDonagh

Mark Tughan

Martin Newman

Martin SFP Bryant

Marvyn Harrison

Matt Smith

Mel Young MBE

Mich Turner MBE

Michael Jacobsen

Mike Davis

Mike Sotirakos

Naomi Timperley

Natasha Frangos

Neeta Patel CBE

Nick Coleman

Nicola Cook

Nohman Ahmed

Norma O’Kelly

Olivia Wollenberg

Paul Kraftman

Paul Lees

Penny Power OBE

Peter Docherty

Peter Jones

Peter Roberts

Priya Guha

Professor Jonathan H Deacon

Qasim Majid

Rachael Flanagan

Rajeeb Dey MBE

Raphael Sofoluke

Rebecca Reynolds

Robert Shaw

Rowena Bird

Ruari Fairbairns

Russell Dalgleish

Safaraz Ali

Sahar Hashemi OBE

Samantha Evans & Shauna Guinn

Sanjay Lobo

Sara Murray OBE

Sarah Willingham

Sean Ramsden MBE

Sebastien Vanderlinden

Shalini Khemka

Shan Hanif

Sheryl Miller

Simon Biltcliffe

Simon Burton

Simon Calver

Simon Crowther

Simon Cureton

Sonya Barlow

Stephen Fear

Steve Dimmick

Steven Smith

Stuart Clarke

Susie Ma

Tink Taylor

Tom Barton

Tony Robinson OBE

Tru Powell

Victoria Nash

Wendy Tarplee-Morris

Will King

Yvonne Bajela

Zoi Kantounatou

Neeta is CEO at The Centre for Entrepreneurs, which supports UK entrepreneurs through research, networks and communities. It also runs the NEF Fast Track which is the UK’s leading development programme for young aspiring entrepreneurs. She is passionate about encouraging bright, talented young people to become entrepreneurs and is a regular speaker at Entrepreneurship events and conferences.

Prior to joining the NEF, Neeta worked in Private Equity working with technology start-ups and private investors. She has over 20 years of experience in the Corporate world, spanning financial services, media & publishing and education. She has also led a Fintech startup.

She is a mentor and adviser to numerous start-ups led by young entrepreneurs, is an Entrepreneur-Mentor-In-Residence at London Business School, and a Non- Executive Director at the publicly listed Allianz Technology Trust

Neeta has been recognised for her work in entrepreneurship and technology through various awards including a Special Merit award in the Entrepreneurs’ Champion category at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards in 2015, Maserati 100 in 2016, Top 10 Asians in Tech 2017,18 & 19; Woman of the Year 2019 at The Asian Age Awards, Top 100 BAME leaders by the Financial Times (2018), Top 50 Women in Technology 2019 and many others.

@NeetaPatel