Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
Before starting Mamaby Adam was a management consultant, advising organisations on growth strategy and innovation within the fast moving consumer goods industry, focused on snacks and drinks. He has previously worked in project management and manufacturing operations in engineering as well as in investment banking for emerging markets.
Arvind is a biomedical engineer specialising in affordable health technology for resource-constrained settings. His expertise includes the use of data-driven approaches for chronic disease management. Arvind was a Wellcome Trust/Oxford Centre for Excellence scholar, leading a large-scale trial (70,000 patients) that focused on improving access to cardiovascular disease prevention and management in rural India. He is a two time recipient of the Indian Academy of Sciences research fellowship and previously worked at the Indian Institute of Science & the National Centre for Biological Science in Bangalore.
Elina is a scientist passionate about disruptive innovation, currently a doctorate candidate at Oxford's Healthcare Innovation Programme. She is part of the core team behind the Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI), led by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and the WHO. Previously, Elina has worked in: Medical Devices at the WHO, emerging markets within investment banking as well as several philanthropic organisations dedicated to health and development. In 2014 Elina was the Oxford University Campus Director for the Hult Prize - the world’s largest crowd-sourcing platform for social change, co-created by the Clinton Global Initiative.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
CSSC is a Mumbai-based NGO which implements large scale research projects with national and international partners. The organisation operates in more than 20 slums in Mumbai, where it has trained and employs local community workers. Furthermore, CSSC implemented the Mumbai Nutrition Project (SARAS), which investigated the short- and long-term effects of natural fortified snacks on pregnant women and their newborn children. During this large randomised trial on 5000 women from Mumbai slums, CSSC collected multi-dimensional medical data throughout pregnancy and also provided the nutrition, including procurement, production and distribution.
Mamaby was recently included in the Women of Impact Programme that Prime Advocates runs for pro-bono clients; this provides us with access to key legal and market strategy mentorship and services.
Leon Houseman is the head of Marketing at White Space Analysis, a leading market analysis consultancy. He is providing mentorship to Mamaby's team regarding customer development, branding and marketing strategy.
Jacob McKnight: As the CEO of Altitude Medical, a medical technology company, Jacob developed a successful business framework for a novel sanitising technology. He led his product from concept design to market, raising and managing a multi-million dollar budget.