The Jisc Team

The Higher and Further Education sector body in the UK, the Jisc team brings key insights about our membership organisations’ needs and expectations to the Step Up Programme. 

Sue Attewell Head of edtech, Jisc I’m passionate about widening participation and ensuring everyone has the opportunity to learn. I believe technology can support this. I work in Jisc R&D and manage a small team. We... Read more
Andy McGregor Director of edtech, Jisc I am responsible for managing Jisc’s portfolio of research and development projects. These projects are aiming to develop new services that help universities and colleges improve education and research. In... Read more
Eva Stirling
Eva Stirling Business Develop Officer, Jisc I’m responsible for business development for the Step Up programme, finding and engaging with edtech startups in the UK and beyond, to promote the benefits of Step Up. I’m passionate... Read more
Anni Sutt
Anni Sutt Project Manager, Jisc I love working with the EdTech team and can see a real value in bringing EdTech Start Ups and Institutions together. Being part of the PMO as well as EdTech... Read more
Rose Sellman-Leava Product Manager, Jisc I work within Jisc’s Edtech and co-design team, collaborating with our institutional members and producing innovative solutions to current problems facing the sector. Within Step Up, I work closely with... Read more

The Emerge Team

Europe’s leading seed investor for edtech companies, the Emerge team brings key expertise about the edtech startup domain to the Step Up Programme.

Nic Newman Partner, Emerge Education I co-founded and exited a 300-person company called Tigerspike. At Emerge Education, I draw on my operational experience to design and implement growth services for the founders. Read more
Lucy Lynn-Evans
Lucy Lynn-Evans Principal, Emerge Education I source and select the most exciting companies at Emerge Education. If you are an entrepreneur wondering what we can do for you, contact me Read more
Alexander Iosad
Alexander Iosad Head of Engagement, Emerge Education A researcher by background, I’m responsible for building out our network. If you’d like to join the discussion on how to best support, train and teach learners and workers, talk... Read more
Shinaz Navas
Shinaz Navas Associate I conduct research with university leaders, corporate key decision-makers and entrepreneurs. Talk to me if you want to learn what your customer profile thinks about the future of learning and... Read more