Rosie Bennett is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in the technology industry, specializing in supporting STEM startups, scale-ups, and spinouts. She is highly skilled at growth management, product/market fit, and investor readiness, with a deep understanding of bid writing and assessing, consortium building, and university engagement. Her vast knowledge base also extends to creative and strategic planning, program management, network building, and investor relations.
Bennett has an impressive educational background, having studied at The University of Manchester, The University of Salford, and Colorado College. Over the years, she has held various positions at leading organizations, including Investment Manager (Scale up) and Programme Lead, Regional Angel Investment Accelerator at SETsquared Partnership, and Innovation Centre Director, SETsquared Bath at SETsquared Partnership.
Bennett has also lent her expertise to several ventures as a founder, mentor, and innovation consultant. As a former Co-founder at NEIGHBUDDY LTD and Venture Associate at Catalyst Venture Partners, she has honed her skills in consortium building, program management, and network building. Her extensive work with the University of Bath as the Entrepreneur in Residence and Innovation Consultant has made her an expert in university engagement.
Bennett's work experience is expansive, filled with various roles, including Production Director at Liberty Global, Senior Producer at UPC/Chello Broadband, and Producer, BBC Online at BBC. Her experience working on high profile projects, leading teams in the UK and abroad, and combining her experience in creative, broadcast, and peer-to-peer technology sectors have made her a specialist in supporting innovation-led growth.
Her work with SETsquared Partnership is notable, where she serves as the Programme lead on various programs, including the Research England CCF funded Executives into Business, SETsquared Venture Studio/Scale-up Programme, and SETsquared/Innovate UK Regional Angel Investment Accelerator (RAIA). She also supports the ERDF-funded Sustainable Technology Business Acceleration Hub (STBAH), Digital Business Acceleration Hub (DBAH), Advanced Engineering Business Acceleration Hub (AE-BAH), and Social Enterprise & Innovation Programme (SEIP).
Overall, Bennett's diverse and extensive experience and expertise in program management, innovation consultancy, consortium building, university engagement, and product/market fit make her an invaluable asset to any organization.