Incubator Team

The team from the Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt Univerity's Business Incubator

Incubator Director:

Professor Laura Galloway

Laura Galloway is the Director of the Edinburgh Business School Incubator. A Professor of Business & Enterprise, she developed the incubator to complement and augment the entrepreneurship education offering in the School. The core purpose of the incubator is to retain and support some of the best potential entrepreneurs from our own graduating cohorts and attract others, with or without a degree, to start their enterprise journey with us. Laura has a teaching and research background in entrepreneurship, small firms, self-employment and leadership and her academic work is featured on her full profile: Professor Laura Galloway

Incubator Manager:

Sam Trett

Sam Trett is the Edinburgh Business School Incubator manager. With a wealth of start-up experience, Sam has run two ventures, an events business, and latterly a spirits brand which he sold to a mutli-national corporation.

A product of an incubator himself, he is well acquainted with the skills, support and mindset early ventures and their owners need to achieve success in the marketplace. His real-life experience coupled with an MBA best equip him to ensure our incubees receive top quality, relevant support on the early stages of their journey.

Start-up Support Assistant:

Rehab Ahmed

Rehab has joined the Edinburgh Business School Incubator to assist on a number of tasks including administrative duties, helping with the marketing of the incubator and to aid in the start-up development. She is currently studying towards a two-year MSC in International Business Management with Industry Placement at the Heriot Watt University and her dissertation topic will be on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on female entrepreneurs within the UK.

Rehab has lived in the UAE for almost her entire life where she completed her Bachelors in Business Administration from the American University in Sharjah. She has almost six plus years working in the consulting industry for companies including Ernst and Young (EY) and The Boston Consulting Group.