These guys are inspirations to me and Agora ambassadors – they embody all that I hope Agora will be – spirited, fun, adventurous visionaries who are carving extraordinary diverse paths in the world. Thank you for your support, advice and friendship.

Emily Forbes

Founder of SeenIt

Emily founded Seenit in January 2014 after spending three in the film industry. It was when she was producing one of her own films that she discovered the power of collaborative storytelling.

Simon Rayner

Founder of PR in a Box

Simon Rayner-Langmead is the founder of, a website which provides small businesses with a cost-effective way of generating press coverage and social media presence.

Ed Foy

Founder of Press

Ed started his professional life as a brand manager with L’Oreal and worked across different brands in UK, US and Asia focusing on Luxury retail. After 5yrs with L’Oreal, Ed gained a place at Harvard Business School to study his 2-yr MBA.

Sam Miller

Founder of Life + Me

Champion of positive lifestyle and wellbeing start-ups and emerging businesses, Sam is a marketing and communications specialist with a head for business development.

Jess Schuring

Founder of Heartcore

Jess Schuring has been a pioneer of the global boutique fitness craze since its inception

Cal Wansborough

Yoga Instructor

Cal is a highly experienced and certified vinyasa and yin yoga teacher. She has 500-hour certificationwith Yoga Alliance and teaches classes, workshops, and teacher trainings throughout South WestLondon.

Chris Donnelly

Founder of Verb Brands

Chris Donnelly is the Founder of Verb, a Digital Agency based in Shoreditch that specialises in building websites and mobile applications for luxury brands.

Tessa Packard

Founder of Tessa Packard London

Tessa Packard London is the eponymous fine jewellery label by London-based founder and creative director Tessa Packard. Launched in 2013, the label has fast become internationally recognised for designing eclectic bi-annual collections that celebrate both individuality and storytelling.

Serena Oppenheim

Founder of Good Zing

Serena Oppenheim graduated from Columbia Business School in 2014 with an MBA with a focus in Entrepreneurship. Prior to this she developed renewable energy project in the UK.

Christina Albe

Founder of Haus Von Albe

My lifelong love for sports and fitness has driven me to create the best product for athletes at
Under Armour, to drive the boutique fitness industry in London at BOOM Cycle, and build a
mindful and balanced community at Kit and Ace.

Ben Keene

Founder of Tribe Wanted

Ben likes building tribes; communities with a shared purpose (which started on a Fijian Island in 2006...) Currently waking up the working world @EscTheCity and side hustling @Tribewanted @RebelBookClub@schoolsfor @VirginStartUp.

Tristan Abbott

Founder of Howdy Hub

Tristan is COO and co-founder of Howdy, the mobile app that recommends who to meet at conferences and other events. Tristan got the bug for startups after leaving university in 2012.

Oli Barrett

Professional moderator

Oli’s passion is making valuable connections between people and ideas. Oli is retained by several organizations to do exactly that and enjoys taking on special projects. Professional moderator, facilitator, event MC and speaker.

Lauren Perkins

Professional Moderator

Her latest venture, FlyFit, combines her loves of fitness, adventure, and performance to create the first wellness and fitness studio that provide instructor-lead and interactive workouts to international airports.

Andrew Michael


Formerly a strategic advisor to private, corporate and diplomatic clients across the globe, on issues ranging from highly sensitive private client family and reputational issues to large multinational corporate ventures.

Millie Baring


Millie began her career with a Diploma in Jazz Performance and Music Production, which led her into the film music business. A few years in the film business soon led her to drink... she accepted a highly sought-after apprenticeship in the wine trade, which took her to France and Australia to learn the art of winemaking, while also studying as an illustrator. She illustrated and wrote stories for children as commissions and/or self-published projects, while earning her bread and butter through wedding and event invitations, commissioned gifts and illustrations for wine producers. Fate threw her a curve-ball when she was presented with the challenge of rescuing her great-grandparents home - an utterly exquisite private island off the coast of Dublin, Ireland - from bankruptcy and inevitable sale. She now runs an exclusive members club for exceptional individuals across a wide range of disciplines, looking to widen their networks and their horizons through carefully curated events and projects based in London and on the private island of Lambay.

Luciana Carvalho Se

Founder of SE3 Solutions

Learner, maker, systems thinker, innovator and tech evangelist, Luciana splits her time between growing the Realities Centre London — a new innovation space, incubator and academy for B2B/enterprise VR, AR, MR and AI — and Unfold UK, promoting women/diversity in future in the UK. Passionate about VR and tech
for good, she carries ongoing research on the possibilities and challenges immersive tech presents as neuroscience, empathy and female empowerment.

Kate Pumphrey


Kate is the founder of The Hot Breakfast, a membership community that runs highly curated events where inspiring people can meet each other, share wisdom (and breakfast) and feed their ideas.