Associates

Dr Olga Kozlova
Dr Olga Kozlova is the Director of Converge Challenge, one of the most successful business start-up competitions for Scottish and European university spinouts and start-up companies.

She was previously founder and CEO of a high-throughput screening company and has more than 15 years experience in the life science sector. Olga has a PhD in Cell Biology. She is a member of the Young Academy of Scotland, the Scotland-wide "Spin-Out Support Group" and is a former RSE Enterprise Fellow.
Dr Chris Stanley
Dr Chris Stanley has more than 30 years experience in the clinical and veterinary diagnostics industry, working in Cambridge, London, Copenhagen and Tokyo. He has founded four life sciences companies in the UK, acting as CEO or CTO, and was VP R & D in two Scandinavian clinical diagnostics companies that achieved a trade sale to multinationals. He has been non-Executive Chairman of an EU-based bioprocessing company and currently has two further Executive Chair positions in UK companies in the regenerative medicine and cancer diagnostics fields. Dr Stanley is an inventor on >40 patents and patent applications. He has also consulted to pharmaceutical companies on early stage drug discovery and delivery technologies and has advised venture funds on making early stage seed investments in life sciences start-ups. Chris is a Member of the Biochemical Society of the UK, a Fellow of the Society of Biology and a Member of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry.
Gordon Short
Gordon Short has more than 25 years experience of the energy sector. He was founder and Managing Director of RST Projects Ltd., an oil & gas service company which developed its own proprietary range of pipeline inspection tools. He sold the business to Weatherford in 2002, becoming Eastern Hemisphere Manager within its pipeline services division. Since 2007 he has worked as an investor, business coach, mentor and technical advisor to range of technology companies in the oil and gas, thermal power generation and renewables sectors. He is Chairman of two university spinouts. Gordon is a chartered engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Dave Pavett
Dave Pavett worked for more than 10 years in senior consulting roles at Cap Gemini and in senior sales management roles at DEC, BP and Kodak. He is a founder and a Director at B2B Sales Consulting Ltd where he works with companies who sell high value, complex service offerings, often involving selling teams and buying teams, based on a philosophy that emphasises that creating clients is better than selling.
Richard Beattie
Richard Beattie founded and was Managing Director of Sonaq, a software engineering company developing call-centre systems, which he exited in 2003 to become Managing Director at a call-centre solutions company. He is now Managing Director of Soutra Ltd., a company providing business development services to early stage companies.
Peter Rogan
Peter Rogan is Managing Director of Future Positive Ltd, a company which provides training in HR and personal skills & awareness to UK companies ranging from members of the FTSE100 to SME's and start-ups. Peter has a degree in psychology and Masters degrees in Organisational & Occupational Psychology and in Human Resource Development. He is the author of "Achieving Consistent Business Success: Proven strategies for engaging people and developing a success culture".
Donal O'Herlihy
Donal O’Herlihy is a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng., Eur.Ing), with an MSc. in Computer Integrated Manufacturing and an MBA from Strathclyde University. He is the owner and Chief Executive of O'Herlihy & Co. Ltd., which works to develop Intellectual Property strategy for emerging and growth companies.
Angus Hay
Angus Hay is a founding director and head of corporate finance at DC Consulting, a corporate finance practice specialising in fund raising in the UK equity and debt markets, with a strong track record in raising seed and A-round funding for UK start-ups and spinouts.
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