Change Agent, Conference Speaker, Workshop Leader, Thought Provoker
Marcus is a serial entrepreneur. Identifying opportunity, strategist, overcoming challenges and ultimately succeeding is in my nature, as is educating. Starting off with a grounding in finance (I am a Chartered Accountant, having trained with Touche Ross/Deloitte and later moving on to Ernst & Young) I went through Stanhope (a major real estate developer) before branching out into a startup tech company and ultimately founding Bryanston Square, an organisation committed to enhancing life chances through education.
Simon Alexander Ong
Keynote & Motivational Speaker
Everything that Simon Alexander Ong does is built around inspiring people to see their world differently and igniting their imagination of what is truly possible so that they can live meaningful, purposeful and extraordinary lives.
From a young age, Simon has always been curious about learning and exploring the areas of personal fulfilment, human potential and organisational success. This curiosity was accelerated following his departure from the financial industry, in which he began his career in following graduation from the London School of Economics. Studying the mindset and habits of successful leaders and organisations, Simon enjoys distilling his insights into lessons that can be easily understood and codifying the key principles that have had the biggest impact.
He shares his insights, lessons and wisdom with all who are committed to upgrading their life and business to that next level. He speaks at international events, conferences and corporate events that have included those organised by Google, London School Of Economics, Barclays UK, The Institute Of Directors, Virgin, Salesforce, 10 Downing Street, Natwest, Enterprise Nation and Microsoft.
As a life coach and business strategist, Simon also helps leaders, entrepreneurs, organisations and celebrities to transcend perceived limitations and experience extraordinary transformations through the power of insight, perspective and energy management.
Simon's views, from his work as a coach and speaker, has seen him featured in a wide range of publications that include the likes of The Financial Times, Women's Health, HuffPost, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, Virgin StartUp and Harvard Business Review. He has also been interviewed on LBC radio's Business Hour show, BBC London Radio and for a Barclays UK advert on good financial habits that people can embrace in their daily lives.
Efficient Start-up Ecosystem Builder
Before starting PK2M & TableTurn, Kevin was the Head of Investor and Ecosystem development at Microsoft Accelerator London. His time is divided in working with the community of investors (BAs, VCs, PEs, HFs, FOs) to identify, select and fund 20 b2b/b2b2c emerging tech companies per year from around the world.
On average, Kevin sees 500+ companies from the world's leading business/engineering schools, accelerator programmes and investment firms. Prior to his current role at Microsoft Accelerator London, Kevin was Head of Business Development and Partnerships for Ztudium a business intelligence provider for business finance and markets where he built a fierce reputation with Global Alternative Investment Manager (GAIM) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).
His entrepreneurial mindset and passion for business led him to build the Light House for start-ups, scale-Ups and investors in Europe, North America and South East Asia. In his part time, Kevin helps the startups incubated at Oxford University, HEC, ESSEC, LBS to position their brands, raise money, and billing marketing materials review. Kevin speaks at many start-up conferences like the Young Global Leaders | World Economic Forum and others about corporate innovation strategy, and venture ecosystem gaps and opportunities.