Incubator Team

The team from Edinburgh Business School 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 (Edinburgh):

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.

Incubator Manager (Dubai):

Huma Imdad

Huma is a sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship specialist with an MS in Development Studies and MBA. She has been involved in multiple social development projects. With knowledge of social innovation and entrepreneurship she has founded Zhaagh Business Solutions, Muzh Studios, SharingOut and HerQbator, all running to date. She is Enterprise Executive and EBS Incubator Manager in HW Dubai.

She has diverse experience of working in Pakistan, UAE, KSA and US in different fields such as entrepreneurship, women’s economic and political empowerment, and food security. She continues to provide mentorship and training to social entrepreneurs and represents her country on numerous panel discussions and initiatives.

Start-up Support Assistant:

Levina Mary Binu 

Levina 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 pursuing a two-year MSC in International Business Management with Industry Placement at Heriot-Watt University. 

Levina has lived in Saudi Arabia for almost her entire life. She completed her Bachelor's in Business Administration from St Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore where she majored in Marketing, Start-up Entrepreneurship and Human Resources. She holds four years of experience working in the field of sales and marketing.