Stephen Mooney

Entrepreneur / Global Entrepreneurs Programme Dealmaker

A highly successful global entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in fast-paced environments, growing and exiting companies. Brings in-depth technical knowledge of digital technologies and is widely considered a leading expert in the field of innovation and lean start-up. Possesses a strong track record of global business development and the overseas expansion, growth and exit of companies across the US, EMEA and Asia. Has successfully served in leadership and business development roles in the Mobile Sector (Research in Motion); Phama (Pfizer); and in global and UK start ups in the Software as a Service, Cleantech and Artificial Intelligence sectors.

Shalini Khemka

Entrepreneur / Global Entrepreneurs Programme Dealmaker

Shalini founded E2Exchange (E2E) in 2011 with the mission to develop the largest & most active entrepreneurial ecosystem in the UK to enable extraordinary entrepreneurship. E2E focuses on connecting Founders, champions entrepreneurship, creates communities and invests capital to finance high growth companies. Coupled with this, E2E places leading Non-Exec Directors on the boards of scale-up companies and provides an ecosystem of support to Founders include a suite of world class services at driven rates. Prior to establishing E2E, Shalini was an Investment Director at LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyd’s Banking Group and historically, she ran the Group’s ‘plain vanilla’ International Trade Finance business.Shalini co-founded the world’s first online ‘bank to bank’ trade finance company. She was a Management Accountant at Deutsche Bank and worked in various finance related roles for Bankers Trust, NatWest Bank and Coopers & Lybrand.
Shalini is a Member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board. She is a Non-Executive Director of UK Export Finance (UKEF) and a Fellow of Burton & South Derbyshire College. Shalini is also a judge for the Great British Entrepreneurs Awards and The National Business Awards. Shalini is a Champion for Tech London Advocates, a Member of the Advisory Committee of the Commonwealth Entrepreneurs and an Ambassador for Recordsure. She was formerly on the Advisory Board of the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE), The Development Board of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and was a judge for IBM Smartcamp.

Alpesh Patel

Entrepreneur / Global Entrepreneurs Programme Dealmaker

Alpesh is one of the world's leading authorities in investing globally and entrepreneurship; he is a CEO, an International best-selling Financial Times Author, TV presenter. Channel 4 TV called him the 'UK's best known online trader' and Financial Times said he is 'Top FTSE 100 forecaster'. He knows what makes companies successful and shows people how to invest. The UK Prime Minister appointed him to advise on UK-India ties. For the UK Government, as their Dealmaker, he finds exceptional tech entrepreneurs to solve the world's biggest problems. He is also a former Visiting Fellow at Oxford University on Business and received the OBE in 2020 for services to the Economy and International Trade.

Alpesh is an FCA regulated fund manager in Private Equity/Hedge Fund and his mission is to teach people to make money to solve big problems.