About Helene Panzarino

Programme Director – Director of the Digital Finance Portfolio
Helene Panzarino is a passionate and proactive entrepreneur, educator, mentor and commercial advisor with nearly twenty years’ experience helping thousands of small- and medium-businesses become investment ready and access millions of pounds of traditional and alternative funding at all stages in their business growth.

Helene Panzarino is the author of Business Funding for Dummies (Wiley, 2016) and a mentor for Start-up Bootcamp, Mass Challenge and the Ascension Fund. She is a regular judge, speaker and moderator for SWIFT Innotribe, The Alt Fi Finance Awards, Nextmoney BBVA Awards. Helene has successfully created and launched the Inaugural Programme of Education and Events for the UK FinTech trade body, Innovate Finance, as well as an Alternative Finance Investment Readiness Programme aimed at connecting SMEs to the right finance provider. She is a regular contributor to The Entrepreneurs’ Network Roundtable on Female Founders Raising Post-Seed Finance, Boost Roundtable on ‘Man vs Machine’ for SME finance, Centre for Entrepreneurship Roundtable on ‘Offenders to Entrepreneurship’, and a Parliamentary Task Force on Women and Finance.