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A creative entrepreneur, Tom has led the early-stage development of many products, projects and organisations. In 2013 Tom founded Makerversity, now Europe’s most exciting community of creative startups with campuses at Somerset House, London and Amsterdam. Makerversity has been recognised by The Observer as one of the Top 50 organisations in the UK ‘radically changing Britain for the better’.
Tom is on the Mayor of London’s advisory board for workspace, is a TEDx speaker, an RSA Design Award winner and is a Trustee of Yorkshire Artspace. His work has been exhibited at the Design Museum, Barbican and the V&A, he has written for industry-leading publications and is a Guinness World Record holder. He was recently selected as one of the World’s top cultural innovators by the British Council.
Makerversity: Makerversity is Europe’s most exciting community of emergent maker businesses. Our iconic campuses at Somerset House, London and Marineterrein, Amsterdam provide work space, cutting-edge prototyping facilities, business support, funding and more to our 250+ members, as well as employability opportunities for hundreds of young people.
Makerversity has three objectives: Supporting the best emerging maker businesses
Inspiring the next generation of creative and practical minds
Bringing making back into the heart of the city.
Members also constitute the Makerveristy faculty, each contributing time and skills to inspire the next generation of creative and practical minds through work placements, events and their new education programme Makerversity DIY.