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

Kallum Russell

A business owner himself (founder of UNpreneur), he brings a wealth of practical knowledge of starting and running businesses. Since the Incubator was opened on July 2018, Kallum has been integral in building and nurturing the community of “Incubees” (businesses in the Incubator). Additionally, he is responsible for aspects such as: scheduling speakers for the regular business seminars in the Incubator, reviewing progress of the Incubees, troubleshooting when challenges occur, championing the Edinburgh Business School Incubator, and more.

Kallum is a passionate advocate for start-up businesses, particularly student enterprise. And he is a multi-award winning businesses owner; Kallum was included in the prestigious Sunday Times Maserati 100 List, which recognises innovators in the business world. He is also the host of a weekly YouTube show: Student Enterprise TV.