I have had the pleasure to develop groundbreaking entrepreneurial courses, skills, and programs turning talented makers into founders of global companies.

The Rattle

Co-Founder CEO, and the Entrepreneur in Residence for the world's first 'decelerator' for makers of technology, music, and culture. - creating a grassroots movement to fundamentally change the music industry forever.

MIT

Regular speaker, mentor, coach, and Entrepreneur in Residence at the world famous annual MIT Global Startup Workshops transporting the MIT entrepreneurial model around the world.

Techstars

As a regular mentor in both London and Boston, trainer in pitching to customers and investors, and a forme Entrepreneur in Residence for Techstars UK

MassChallenge

The founding Managing Director of the UK's MassChallenge accelerator, and former Startup in Residence for MassChallenge Boston

The Startup Institute

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Hult Business School

As the lecturer in 'How to Hack a Startup' for final year undergraduate students and EMBA students

University College London

As a visiting Teaching Fellow of Entrepreneurship for the prestigious post-graduate Masters in Technology Entrepreneurship

The University of Exeter

As a 'mentor in residence' supporting student and graduate startups based or born out of university projects or societies

Virgin Startups

As an adviser and mentor to applicants and winners of the prestigious Virgin Startup Loans program

The Digital Catapult

As an Entrepreneur in Residence for helping spin-out companies and technologies from its own IP

Rainmaking Innovation

As a regular 'gun for hire' in their award-winning entrepreneurial projects that support in the re-imagining of corporate leadership through a startup lens.

Although Chris rarely accepts new ‘gun for hire’ opportunities, from time-to-time Chris does help and support brands, agencies, accelerators, universities, and corporations in their entrepreneurial strategy and efforts. If you are looking for this kind of support, please email web@iamanoptimist.com

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