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SHEELPA PATEL

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
 

A truly global professional, Sheelpa has brought innovative, high-impact experiences, products and services to market for the world’s leading brands across multiple industries.

She is all about leveraging her network, experience and connections to help entrepreneurs succeed.

An advocate for female empowerment and diversity in the startup community, she mentored and judged the first Asian Startup Weekend promoting ‘Women in Tech’ in partnership with Techstars.

 


 
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ALISON REAY-JONES

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Alison has over 20 years experience in project management in both the private and public sectors.

She has worked with all sizes of business from global corporates to entrepreneurs on events, social media and marketing, communications and operational support.

 
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GILL O'HALLORAN

Experiential Maven, Marketing Maverick

Every brand has a story, and every business needs a storyteller. Gill has the skill, passion and experience to bring a brand to life across multiple audiences: business, consumer, investor, and strategic partner.

For over a decade she has spearheaded large-scale global events and bespoke corporate activations. More recently, she has been working with startups on their brand, marketing and events strategy.

Gill has advised on the positioning and creation of the Mavens & Mavericks brand.

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ANDREW DE BRUIJN

TECH MAVEN,
DIGITAL MAVERICK

Andrew helps businesses optimise and embrace technology to scale their offerings through new digital channels and venture partnerships.

With each and every business either already — or soon becoming — a technology-driven business, he advises leaders how they can best respond to this change and define their future success.

Andrew’s connections across the tech and digital community have become an invaluable asset for the Mavens & Mavericks network.

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RICHARD WADDINGTON

EVENTS MAVEN,
BUSINESS MAVERICK

A proven entrepreneur, founder and former CEO of leading global event marketing agency First Protocol, Richard is an event industry advisor and investor in numerous event-related startups.

Richard chairs the Event Marketing Association and the BVEP, representing leading professional organisations, government agencies and influencers in the events industry. He also sits on the board of Meeting Needs.

Richard acts as a business mentor to Mavens & Mavericks.