Founder & CEO ENTIQ
Claire Cockerton is a serial entrepreneur and a global leader in tech clusters, innovation eco-systems and smart cities.
Claire is Founder & CEO of ENTIQ, an innovation advisory and eco-system creation company, specializing in rapid product and new venture development.
Claire co-created Level39 Technology Accelerator, and through ENTIQ, ran world-leading innovation programmes, such as Cognicity (a smart city technology pilot programme in Canary Wharf), supporting entrepreneurs and agile corporate innovation practices.
Claire was founding CEO of Innovate Finance (IF), a City of London and Canary Wharf Group-backed movement for a more diverse, resilient, and inclusive financial services sector. Launched by ENTIQ, 54 fintech founders and the Chancellor, Innovate Finance's 1st year successes include: trade missions, policy change, collaboration between big and small firms and a global summit.
An Imperial College MBA alumna, Claire’s thesis explored business incubation, innovation commercialisation models and multi-disciplinary working. She helped establish Virgin’s ‘Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship’ in Johannesburg, and advised the Guardian on their 'Digital First' organizational transformation.
Claire founded and sold Aesthetic Earthworks, a sustainable architecture firm which pioneered environmentally friendly property development, in Toronto, Canada.
Claire is an active member of TLA, Mayor’s Tech London Ambassadors Group, and @fin4fem promoting diversity in tech.