Amy Weatherup (formerly Amy Mokady) 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 which developed browsers for mobile phones and was acquired by Microsoft in 1999. Following roles working at the forefront of the mobile industry at Microsoft, QUALCOMM and 3, more recent start-ups include Pogo Mobile Solutions (developer of the nVoy smartphone), Light Blue Optics (an industry leader in pico-projectors), Mo.Jo (online participation in new ventures) and Audio Analytic (sound analysis and recognition).
Since 2005 Amy has been increasingly involved in the commercialisation of University inventions, and in helping the next generation of entrepreneurs develop the appropriate skills. She founded and runs the i-Teams Programme at Cambridge University, where multi-disciplinary teams of students work to assess the best route to market for new university inventions. She is a Trustee of the Centre for Global Equality which works to link the academic community to international development practitioners, and of Birthlight which translates the latest anthropological and medical research into practical ways of helping mothers and babies. She is also a Governor of the University of Cambridge Primary School and Swaffham Bulbeck Church of England Primary School. Amy is a Visiting Industrial Fellow at the Cambridge University Computer Lab and runs the deal flow for the Cambridge Angels. She holds a degree in Mathematics from Trinity College, Cambridge.