GEP Assists US Entrepreneurs to Set Up in the UK

The Global Entrepreneurs Programme (GEP) has appointed Toby Wilson Waterworth as a Dealmaker to provide guidance to U.S. entrepreneurs in setting up early stage companies in the United Kingdom. Wilson Waterworth is the fourth Dealmaker appointed by the GEP and the first with entrepreneurial expertise in the life sciences.

The GEP, a division of the U.K. Trade & Investment office, champions new business ideas by bringing together entrepreneurs and those who can best guide them towards success in the U.K. A unique and valuable aspect of the program is the "Dealmaker" model for mentoring life science- and technology-oriented start-ups. The Dealmakers are experienced, serial entrepreneurs who assist U.S. entrepreneurs by connecting them to a range of resources in the U.K. - notably, introductions to business, technology and financial networks. Often, the Dealmakers find entrepreneurs that are underserved by the U.S. venture capital market - and in so doing fill an important niche in the market.

The Dealmakers are the "bridge" between the government and entrepreneurs. For more information, please visit the Global Entrepreneurs Programme website.