|BioCity Group||Managing Director||United Kingdom|
How can we overcome the shortage of bioentrepreneurs in Europe?
Toby is Managing Director of BioCity Group which exists to provide the environment in which early and growing stage life sciences and healthcare companies are more likely to be successful.
Toby is responsible for creating and maintaining the environment to nurture the success of companies at the BioCity and MediCity sites. He also leads the accelerator programme activity across the group. Toby has been with BioCity for 6 years.
Previously, Toby ran a network of various funders and advisers, established to make business owners aware of the opportunities to raise finance and to collaborate to help get deals done. He consulted with HM Treasury on the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme and has continually championed the role of early stage venture capital.
His career started in engineering and project management. After becoming chartered, he left engineering to start his first company in 2001 and since then he started and raised money for companies in financial services, digital media and business coaching, as well as mentoring and supporting a large range of other start-up companies across all sectors.