The Techcelerate team is here to help participants begin the development of their business and entrepreneurial skill set by passing on their knowledge and advice. Our advisors include experts in a range of industries, with years of experience in start-up investment. Our facilitators and business coaches work internationally with health & technology start-ups across a range of sectors.

Techcelerate is an Imperial Enterprise initiative – that means that in addition to the core programme team responsible for programme management, the facilitation of skills development and business support, other divisions at Enterprise provide support in related areas.


 Programme Team


Eleni Assargiotis
Project Co-ordinator

Eleni has a diverse range of experience across the banking sector, building management and communications. Since moving to the UK in 2017, she’s worked in Higher Education in programme management, student experience and technology enhanced learning. She’s skilled in communications, with a degree in Communications and Journalism and has worked as a freelance writer. 


Paul Sturrock,
Slingshot Venture Development Ltd.


Paul is the founder of Slingshot Venture Development and co-founder of ClimbWorks, a scaling service for post-seed startups. His formative career experience was working with MedTech startups in Europe and Silicon Valley.

He co-founded FastForward, London’s first pre-accelerator, and has designed  technology commercialisation and accelerator programmes for several clients, including NESTA , Arts Council England,  Imperial College London, City University, Innovate UK, the SETSquared Partnership, VentureWell and the Scottish Institute for Enterprise.

Paul is also an Associate Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management for Central Saint Martins’ MA Innovation Management, and MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise courses, as well as the Joint Birkbeck-CSM MBA Programme.

  Janet Murray
Business Coach

Janet is an inspirational business coach with over twenty years experience in both the corporate world and as a successful entrepreneur. Her coaching has taken her from coaching future leaders at the UN Youth Assembly in New York on climate change innovation, coaching Forbes 30 Under 30, to mentoring and coaching on leading science and health accelerators and innovation programmes across Europe helping them to launch their start-ups and cumulatively raise millions of pounds of investment. Additionally she works in partnership with a Silicon Valley neuro-science based coaching company delivering high impact training to leading tech companies.