BBC Worldwide Labs Announces Technology Experts for its Advisory Board

written by: Richard Kastelein

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Jenny Fielding, Head of BBC Worldwide Labs and New Digital Ventures has unveiled the advisory board enlisted to select five dynamic start-ups to take part in the first BBC Worldwide Labs programme.

The board will comprise six highly respected visionaries from across the digital and technology world, which between them hold a wealth of experience across digital media, technology, business strategy, entrepreneurship, sales and marketing. There will be three from BBC/BBC Worldwide, including: Fielding, Head of BBC Worldwide Labs and New Digital Ventures, Daniel Heaf, EVP & MD, Digital, BBC Worldwide and Ralph Rivera, Director, BBC Future Media. The three external members will be: Sherry Coutu, Non-exec Director, Angel Investor, Rogan Angelini-Hurll, General Partner, PROfounders Capital and Ezequiel Vidra, Head of Google Campus.  To read more about the advisory board please click here.

Over the next month the panel will sift through the impressive amount of applications, whittling them down to a shortlist of 18, who will be called present in person.  Following this stage the finalists will be chosen.

Fielding, Head of BBC Worldwide Labs and News Digital Ventures said of the board:

ā€œIā€™m super excited about this next stage of the programme. It is an honour to be working alongside such talented and knowledgeable peers in the digital sphere, and I look forward to working with them to choose and announce the finalists of our first BBC Worldwide Labs initiative next month.ā€

The six month scheme kicks off in September and will offer the five chosen companies the opportunity to work with BBC Worldwide in their west London-based offices. As part of the programme, selected start-ups will have access to specialists from across BBC Worldwide who can offer sound business advice from technology, content, marketing, sales and distribution, advertising, PR, HR and legal perspectives as well as a host of  inspiring talks and networking  events.    

Today also marks the official launch of BBC Worldwide Labs very own website: www.bbcwlabs.com.  Visitors can find further details on the latest news and events about BBC Worldwide Labs, and all the incredible mentors that will be supporting the programme. 

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