Amy Weatherup is a serial entrepreneur who has held senior sales, marketing and business development roles in both start-ups and multinational companies, and now focuses on turning university research into practice.
She was co-founder and marketing director of STNC Ltd., a venture-backed start-up that was the first company in the world to put web browsers onto mobile phones and was acquired by Microsoft in 1999.
More recently she has focused on the commercialisation of University inventions, and founded and runs the Cambridge University i-Teams programme where multi-disciplinary teams of students work to assess the best route to market for new university inventions, which has resulted in over 90 technology and life sciences start-ups so far.
Amy continues to work with technology start-ups, both directly and through advisory roles with DeepTech Labs and TechNation.
Amy has been deeply involved in the education sector since her own children started at school. She is currently a founding Trustee at the University of Cambridge Primary School and a Trustee at the Eastern Learning Alliance. She is also a Trustee of Birthlight which translates the latest anthropological and medical research into practical ways of helping mothers and babies.