Start-ups Council

Mission Statement

The BIMA Startups Council helps to create better connections between startups, larger established companies and investors, so that more startups can overcome the challenges and barriers to growth, and access more opportunities to succeed.


The UK’s digital startups are a hotbed of innovation, disruption and fresh thinking. Yet if they are to reach their full potential in contributing to the digital and overall economy, we need a more holistic approach to the digital startup ecosystem.

Council Chair

Richard Fearn, Director at Friday Club London


Richard started in his career in advertising but has since shifted his attention to start-ups. As an investor/advisor to over 50 early stage companies, including Sofar Sounds, Blaze, Dojo & What3Words, Richard has learnt a lot about what it takes to launch & grow a start-up. View profile


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