Our Mentors

Donnie Bachan

Donnie is the founder and startup advisor at SixBerries Ltd. He has over 14 years experience in web application design, development, information systems, business development, partner management, systems integration and online marketing. He is also technology advisor at Borough Box Ltd, an online marketplace dedicated to independent and artisan foods.


Specialist: Technology

Jay Shah

Jay is a self-confessed digital junkie and professional marketing strategist. His professional career spans founding several digital, software and telecomm startups, professional angel investing, advising and mentoring early-stage digital companies, and consulting on all things marketing and social media; he even found time to write a book on the subject.



Specialist: Marketing and Social Media

Mentors include the following:

Bhodi Sunth

Bhodi is a business strategy advisor within Nortons Corporate Finance. His wide ranging commercial, business and professional experience includes: strategic advice, business planning, exit strategy, growth techniques, management change, helping companies move on from owner-managed to corporate, and helping SMEs achieve their key corporate milestones and debt and equity fund raising.


Specialist: Finance and strategy

Siraj Marzban

Siraj has a wealth of international experience but has been particularly focused on the UK, Ireland
and Middle East. With success in opening significant business opportunities with new (complex) software and hardware products into new customers such as Arqiva, BBC, du, eircom, Freeview, freesat, Virgin Media and Zee TV.



Specialist: Technology