Neil is an entrepreneur and mentor who has been working across Europe, most notably in the Balkans, for several years. He has bootstrapped three businesses to six-figure revenues. His first business was a record label, on which he was also a DJ and producer. He toured the world for several years before closing the label to be the co-founder of Dizzyjam, an e-commerce and merchandising service for the independent music industry, and RampTshirts.com, the smartest online service for buying promotional merchandise for events and businesses. As a consultant, startup mentor, and startup ecosystem developer, Neil has also worked with many international organizations and governments, including Downing Street and Buckingham Palace. He sat on the boards of the Welsh Music Foundation and and Ffilm Cymru Wales. As co-founder and organiser of the TEDxCardiff conference he built its reputation to the point that it would regularly sell out in under 1 minute. He has been recognised with an “Outstanding Contribution to Cardiff ” award.