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Peter Johnston

Advisor Oxford, United Kingdom, GB

Managing Director, StartupMotor and Develop Oxford. Run Datascience Oxford with 1000 members.

Managing Director, StartupMotor and Develop Oxford. Run Datascience Oxford with 1000 members.

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Involved In


Co-ordinator DataScience Oxford August 2014 - present
Director Startup Motor January 2016 - present
Director Develop Oxford March 2015 - present
Marketing Manager T-Impact Ltd March 2012 - March 2013
UK Director Marketing Automation LeadFormix October 2010 - March 2012
Marketing Manager HUB Parking Technology UK March 2008 - August 2009
Marketing Manager FMI May 2006 - January 2008
Marketing Manager Icon PLC May 2004 - May 2006
Business Operations Manager/Designer/Manage MailBoxes Etc. January 2000 - October 2002
Managing Director The Creative Agency January 1990 - January 1999
Marketing Manager Munn and Chapman January 1988 - January 1989
Account Manager The Greenlight Company January 1985 - January 1988
Training Officer/Shift Manager Nescafe January 1980 - January 1985


London Metropolitan University Marketing 2006 - 2008
Queen's University Belfast Food Science 1976 - 1980

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Crowdfunding
  • • Programmer
  • • Engineering management
  • • Web Components
  • • Market Analysis
  • • Sales Acceleration Software
  • • Accessing seed funding
  • • Web app development
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Recruiting
  • • Robotics
  • • Social Impact
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I've spent 10 years as Marketing Strategist for Tech companies.
I run DataScience Oxford and have built it from 200 to 1000 members.
I've set up Develop Oxford to bring groups together and improve the profile of Developers in Oxford.
Past experience running design agency and publishing company.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I believe that one person sees one view. Multiple people create a 3D view. And if you add a timeline...

As an Advisor

Happy to work remotely, by the half day and partly for equity.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Ashton War
They're my friends  •  Previously Web Developer, Movidiam. Previously Office Admin, Reading College.
Peter has a knack for bringing great people together.
Bud Goswami
They're my friends  •  Software Developer, Optimor Ltd. Previously Technical Consultant, Aiseedo.
Peter is a guy who gets things done and makes things happen - a key ingredient for an entrepreneur. He provides an excellent combination of ... varied experience in different verticals, a personable and sensitive attitude to team building and strategic vision.
Suyash Srijan
We worked together  •  Organizer, GDG Oxford and Co-Founder and Chief Software Architect, Blix Corporation.
I work with Peter at the Google Developer Group, Oxford and he is a great guy with entrepreneurial spirit. He knows how to get things done a ... nd is a very helpful guy in general.
javier ramirez
We worked together  •  web developer, founder, datawaki and web developer, founder, teowaki.
Peter is making a great work of bringing together companies and technicians around the Oxford area. In a time where finding technical talent ... is one of the most challenging tasks for many start-ups, Peter is highly connected and highly respected in the developers ecosystem.
Tiberiu Radutu
They're my friends  •  Marketing Specialist - &, Naspers Limited.
Because he has a great vision and understanding upon business, generating value, managing a team, dealing with risks and growing a business.

Mark Neild
I put business model around crazy ideas to turn concept 2 company. Led Technology Innovation team at PA Consulting now Design Mentor.
Mark is practical, insightful and a good communicator at all levels. He knows how to bring old-fashioned companies forward and blends new an ... d old methodologies.

Bud Goswami
They're my friends  •  Software Developer, Optimor Ltd. Previously Technical Consultant, Aiseedo.
In our DataScience Oxford Group Bud stands out. He is personable, quick and inclusive. He also has a phenomenal intellect and understanding ... of datascience, not just theoretically but practically. He creates answers and builds enthusiasm so everyone is happy to make them happen.

Dirk Gorissen
We worked together  •  Owner, Machine Doing and Data Innovation Consultant, The World Bank.
Dirk has a strong academic background with real skills in datascience and strong global experience (including sub-sahran Africa), allied to ... an entrepreneurial spirit. His drone work is ground-breaking.

David Morgan
CEO, Oxford Learning Solutions Ltd
David is disrupting the traditional field of publishing with innovative ideas and a social good vision. Data-driven, focused, yet open and c ... ollaborative.