Expert help and advice from those who have experienced it first hand

The programme will match you with our network of mentors, all of whom are experienced entrepreneurs with first-hand knowledge and expertise in your chosen markets to provide: 

  • Support on specific questions relating to your international business plans
  • Introductions to trusted advisers and valuable networks
  • Where appropriate, introductions to investors

"I'm really excited to be part of the Mayor's International Business Programme as a mentor. Having been part of establishing and growing businesses in London, New York and San Francisco, I know how challenging it can be figuring out the road ahead and I leant on informal mentors on many occasions for help. I hope I can use my experiences to help someone taking a similar journey."

Rhodri Thomas, Swiftkey

The programme will give you access to a wealth of expert advice from our programme partners. They can provide guidance on practical issues including commercial, legal, banking and accounting assistance.

Some of the best advice and insight comes from other entrepreneurs. To that end, the programme will connect you with your fellow programme members to enable you to learn from the up-to-the-minute experience of other fast-growth, internationally-minded businesses.

The Mentors

  • Mark Charkin (San Francisco, USA)

    Advisor & Seed Investor

  • Christophe Garnier (NYC, USA)

    Managing Director

    Spark Labs

  • Phil Gillman (NYC, USA)

    Co-Founder & CEO


  • Nilesh Gopali (Mumbai, India)

    Country Head, India


  • Jeff Moore (London, UK)

    Founder & CEO

    Curileum Discovery

  • Richard Muirhead (London, UK)

    Co-Founder and Chairman


  • Kathryn Parsons (London, UK)

    Founder & Co-CEO


  • Rhodri Thomas (London, UK)

    VP Business Development


  • Alexander Trewby (London, UK)

    Product Manager Android Wear


  • Rahul Vohra (San Francisco, USA)

    Founder & CEO


  • Carl Witton (Singapore)

    APAC CEO & Partner


  • Sarah Wood (London, UK)

    Co-Founder & Co-CEO


  • Andrew Zarick (NYC, USA)

    CEO & Founder

    Digital DUMBO