Since the first year of the competition in 2014, our panel has included the following VIP judges and external mentors

Judges 3

allan samuel

Dr Allan Samuel- Judge and Mentor

After studying Chemistry at Imperial Allan spent most of his career with Shell in research, consulting and managerial roles in the UK, Netherlands, Malaysia and India.
Allan is a member of the Judging Panel and funder of the FoNS-MAD Accelerator Prize. He also acts as an external mentor to our teams.

Judges 3

Dominique Kleyn

Dominique Kleyn- Judge

Dominique Kleyn holds both a BSc in Life Sciences and an MBA from Imperial College London. In 2015 Dominque co-founded and became COO of Orthonika, a biotech developing orthopaedic implants using novel textile technology.


Denis Gross- Mentor

Denis acts as an external mentor to our teams. After reading Physics at Imperial College, Denis has enjoyed a varied career. This has included avionics, consultancy and investment banking. More recently, he and a colleague have been developing and financing renewable energy projects.