Mark William Firth

London, United Kingdom

COO @DWYL, previously Hack Partners, Entrepreneur First, University of Oxford
Mark William's Skills
Agile Methodologies
Business Analysis
Business Intelligence
Business Networking
Business Operations
Business Planning
Business Process
Business Strategy
Business Process Improvement
Corporate Finance
Information Technology
Interviewing
Leadership
Leadership Development
Logistics
Management
Market Research
Negotiation
Networking
New Business Development
Non-profits
Onboarding
Online Research
Operation Optimization
Operational Planning
Operations Management
Policy
Process Improvement
Process Management
Process Optimization
Program Management
Project Management
Project Planning
Recruiting
Small Business
Social Media
Software Project Management
Stakeholder Management
Strategic Financial Planning
Strategic Planning
Team Leadership
Team Building
Time Management
Github
Entrepreneurship
Technical
Business Development
Operations
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group

<25

About Mark William

Looking for a technical cofounder.

Detail-oriented operations professional with a penchant for efficiency. COO at DWYL, a digital agency that works with social enterprises and charities to create products and technical tools in order to foster valuable social change through the use of digital technology. As well as working with many global organisations, DWYL is now working on creating its own internal apps and tools that empower businesses and individuals.

Previous to his current role, Mark was the Head of Operations at Hack Partners, an innovation consultancy firm that is specialising in disrupting heavily-regulated and technologically-underdeveloped industries. HP work mainly with the railway industry, operating under the well-known HackTrain brand. Amongst the daily business operations, Mark managed and organised the HackTrain Hackathon, as well as the annual HackTrain Conference and the HackTrain Accelerator, the world's first programme of its kind specifically designed to meet the demands of the growing RailTech movement.

Previous to Hack Partners, Mark was the Operations Manager at Europe's top seed-stage venture capitalist firm and deep technology startup accelerator, Entrepreneur First. EF provides a 6-month programme to create deep, defensible technology companies from Europe's top technical talent. During his time there, EF became the largest producer of startups in the world and the programme expanded internationally to Singapore, making EF a global company.

If you'd like to get in touch, you can contact Mark at:
◉ markwilliamfirth+linkedin@gmail.com ◉

Work Experience

COO

DWYL

January 2017 - Today

DWYL creates technical tools and products to foster social change, working with social enterprises, charities and startups to utilise digital technology and create value. We're pioneers of the open source enterprise movement, having created an online community of over 350 individuals worldwide to help create and improve our digital content.

Head of Operations

Hack Partners

April 2016 - January 2017

✔ Worked closely with a law firm to create a procurement framework for startup-TOC software and hardware trials ✔ Set up a Tier 5 intern scheme, acquired a Tier 2 license and successfully sponsored two international candidates ✔ Organised and managed the HackTrain Conference and HackTrain Accelerator featuring 11 TransportTech startups and scale-ups

Operations Manager

Entrepreneur First

September 2015 - March 2016

✔ Managed the investment operations for 33 startups totaling transactions in excess of £1.2m and the creation of over 500 legal documents ✔ Managed over 30 successful visa applications (Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Tier 1 Exceptional Talent, Prospective Entrepreneur) ✔ Organised high-profile events including the accelerator Demo Day attended by 300 top investors in addition to regular meetups

Education

University of Oxford

BA Cell and Systems Biology

2011 - 2015

Founders & Coders

JavaScript Web Development

2015 - 2015

Accelerator/Incubator

Entrepreneur First

2015

HackTrain

2016

Co-working Space

Club Workspace London Bridge

2015 - 2016

WeWork Old St

2016 - 2016

Focus Hub

2017 - 2017