Catherine Crowne

Catherine Crowne
  • CEO
  • Company: National Enterprise for Research & Development

Catherine Crowne has been creating businesses since age 11. Having turned down multiple offers of VC funding, she’s a big believer in self-sustaining business models which has lead her to find unusual and often ‘professionally incorrect’ ways of getting things done.

Catherine Crowne is currently a Researcher and CEO of the National Enterprise for Research & Development – a not-for-profit operating on the basis that anyone who wants to do meaningful work should be able to.

Catherine first presided on a charity board at age 20 and has experienced many of the challenges faced by young female entrepreneurs, prompting her to design evidence-based strategies to support new entrants of the startup ecosystem today.