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Zulfiqar Deo FRSA

Advisor London, United Kingdom, GB

Co-Founder, Startup Ready.Net and Founder London Chapter - Entrepreneur Commons, Entrepreneur Commons.

Co-Founder, Startup Ready.Net and Founder London Chapter - Entrepreneur Commons, Entrepreneur Commons.

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Involved In


The Swat Valley Guild
Stairs And Shares
Entrepreneur Commons
Startup Ready.Net
Zooters Ltd


Free Lance Work during MBA


Co Founder & Chief Strategy Officer The Swat Valley Guild February 2016 - present
Co-Founder Strategy & Marketing Stairs And Shares February 2016 - present
Founder biz May 2010 - present
Founder London Chapter - Entrepreneur Commons Entrepreneur Commons August 2010 - present
Co-Founder Startup Ready.Net January 2014 - December 2015
Business Mentor MassChallenge June 2015 - September 2015
Virtual Business Management Mentor Free Lance Work during MBA July 2009 - May 2010
Virtual Business Mentor Jobzle June 2009 - August 2009
Marketing Executive - MBA Executive Internship Extentia Information Technology January 2008 - August 2008
Volunteer Fair Trade Foundation November 2006 - August 2007
Busines Counsultant Free Lance March 2006 - August 2006
Founder Zooters Ltd September 2004 - June 2006
Volunteer Big Issue Foundation September 2004 - February 2006
Chief Strategy Officer ZOFA Sarl April 2000 - September 2001


Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences International Business Management 2007 - 2010
King's College London, U. of London War Studies 1995 - 1998
University of Oxford PPE 1993 - 1994
Hammersmith and West London College Business, Law, Accounts & Economic Change and Society (A/S Level) 1990 - 1993
Aitchison College 1979 - 1989

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Edutainment
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Advising • Leadership • Building a team • Business Development • Entrepreneurship • Marketing Strategy • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

I was a UK Top 50 Business Adviser 2014. I specialises in supporting entrepreneurs. I over 15 years’ experience in the SME sector. My work on Business Strategy and SME's was recently published in the Asia Pacific Journal for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Here I successfully crossed applied Classical Military Strategic Thought for the benefit of Entrepreneurs. My work has also been published in the Chief Strategy Officer Magazine.

I have an Action Learning based MBA in International Business Management and a BA (Hons) in War Studies. I am a Fellow of the RSA. I was an Approved and Registered Growth Accelerator Coach for Growth Accelerator for nearly 2 years. I have supported Post Graduate Students and Staff at King's College, London, for over 5 years as a Business Mentor via the Lion's Den Challenge . I was member of the judging panel for the Sirius Accelerator Program organised by UKTI in 2014. He recently joined Mass Challenge as a Business Mentor.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I co create new businesses / products/ services with other entrepreneurs.

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Michael Jay Moon
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Startup Ready.Net and Mentor, Enterprise Futures Network. University of California, Santa Cruz grad.
Zulfiqar has the "goods". Smart, focused, driven, curious, and optimistic. He's one the top 50 business mentors in UK with a specialty in st ... artups.

Marc Dangeard
COO, Be-Bound and Founder, Entrepreneur Commons.
|Marc founded Entrepreneur Commons - a global peer to peer support network. I feel this experience along gives him a solid knowledge base t ... o support other entrepreneurs with.

Kassim Gaffar
Director,, a software development company, focusing on web and mobile apps
I worked with Kas as a Co-Organiser at the Business Mentoring MeetUp Group for four years. I have found him to be reliable and committed to ... supporting entrepreneurs.