Doug Richard is a successful entrepreneur with three decades of business experience building, selling and investing in businesses of all shapes and sizes. He believes that entrepreneurs are made and not born and thrives on helping people make the leap and set up their own business.
Doug founded the original School for Startups in 2008 through which 12,000 people have learned the vital business skills they need to succeed as a small business. In 2010 he established School for Creative Startups, a tailor–made programme for creative people, low on jargon, packed with practical information and one-to-one support. Doug’s endeavors to make business education accessible, taking a wry, candid, practical, upbeat approach to a subject.
Doug is forever fine-tuning his methods and exploring new ways of engaging students to make the greatest impact. He and plays an integral role in delivering curricula during bootcamp and throughout the year. Additionally he hosts regular live one-to-one surgeries and advises students.