Meet the team.

FAB is Oxford’s first accelerator programme for ambitious entrepreneurs and startups designed by people who’ve been there, done it and bought the t-shirt.

The Fab Team

Gary Frank

Gary Frank

Gary founded the Fabulous Bakin’ Boys and grew it to become the biggest independent brand in cake, employing 120 with sales of £17M.

Since “retiring” a few years ago, Gary has mentored and invested in numerous start-ups and SME’s: I’m delighted to be involved with the FAB Accelerator because I wish there had been one around when I started my business!”

Heather Garrick

Heather Garrick

Heather has over 15 years of experience running education programs around the world — from the U.S. to Australia, Canada, London and now Oxford.  With a background in education, consulting and environmental management, Heather works with universities and non-profit organisations to design Leadership, Technology and Innovation workshops centred around global sustainable development themes.

Most recently, Heather founded an Oxford start up, Spyre Labs.  Spyre is creating a global movement to connect postgraduates and postdocs from top universities with science, tech and sustainable development businesses. Spyre is a digital platform that matches smart people with smart businesses to complete flexible projects/tasks. More than a matching site, Spyre also trains and mentors postgrads and postdocs to help them transition into the commercial world, quickly.

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