Evelyn Simpson is a coach, mentor and advisor. She works with early stage companies and entrepreneurs helping them to develop strategy, raise fund and improve their leadership effectiveness. Evelyn is also an active angel investor and serves on the board of the Investing Women Angels syndicate. She is an entrepreneur in her own right having co-founded her own coaching and training firm. A former investment banker, Evelyn worked for JP Morgan Chase executing a wide range of corporate finance transactions around the world and latterly was COO and board member for Chase Manhattan Asia Limited in Hong Kong. Evelyn chairs accessibility tech start-up, Neatebox and chairs the Board of Trustees of Venture Scotland. She has a BA in Economics and Law from Edinburgh University and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.
Jackie is a pioneer of women angels ‘changing the face of angel investing’; bringing more women angels into Scotland’s dynamic angel investment community. An active and experienced angel investor herself; she established and leads Scotland’s all-female angel group Investing Women Angels whose members have invested over 80% of their funds in highly innovative female founded/co-founded companies. Jackie is an entrepreneur with a passion for helping other entrepreneurs. It was this passion which inspired her to establish AccelerateHER; creating a channel and direct help for female founders going for scale. Publicly recognised by Scotland’s First Minister; she is a major player in shaping the ScotCanDo eco-system.
Rhona Campbell is an expert in global product management and product marketing, with over 20 years’ experience working with SMEs and multinational technology companies at a senior level to achieve growth and success in global markets. Her practical know-how has helped companies to commercialise and launch new products, enter new markets as well as develop and implement international product and marketing strategies. Rhona set up her own consultancy, Rhona Campbell Associates, working with start-up and investor-funded technology companies to assess commercial feasibility of new products, formulate product strategy/roadmap and take leading-edge technology to market.