The mentors

All mentors below have committed to doing at least one half-hour phone call with successful applicants in their field, to give them career advice or to answer any questions they might have.

Stephen Wolfram

Stephen is the creator of MathematicaWolfram|Alpha and the Wolfram Language; the author of A New Kind of Science; the originator of the Wolfram Physics Project; and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research.

Country of origin: UK

Lars Blackmore

Lars was previously Principal Rocket Landing Engineer at SpaceX and is now Senior Principal Mars Landing Engineer. His innovations in rocket design were responsible for the historic first vertical landing of an orbital-class booster in the form of Falcon 9 in 2015. He is a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Country of origin: UK

Thomas Fink

Thomas is the founder of the London Institute of Mathematical Sciences and is manager of research at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique in Paris. He was previously a Research Fellow at Caius College, Cambridge.

Country of origin: USA

Rishub Jain

Rishub is a research engineer on the AlphaFold project at DeepMind, which solved the decade-old protein folding problem. The team’s victory at the CASP14 competition was described as the greatest scientific breakthrough of 2020.

Country of origin: USA

Angie Ma

Angie is Co-Founder of Faculty, Europe’s leading applied AI technology company, that partnered with the NHS to build the Early Warning System and helped the Home Office detect ISIS propaganda with 99% accuracy. Before Faculty, Angie studied physics and law, and now mentors and advises several tech startups and charities.

Country of origin: China

Dr. Nicole Paulk

Nicole is the CEO, Founder, and President of Siren Biotechnology, which is a gene therapy startup that combines AAV gene therapy and cytokine immunotherapy into a single new treatment modality to fight cancer.

Country of origin: USA.

Rudy Benfredj

Rudy was the cofounder and CEO of Mendelian, which uses machine learning to provide early-stage diagnoses of rare diseases, and was in the first cohort of No.10 Innovation Fellows.

Country of origin: France

Aida Mehonic

Aida is a Senior Researcher at The Alan Turing Institute. She did her undergraduate degree at Trinity College, Cambridge, and her PhD research into the physics of tumour formation was published in Nature.

Country of origin: Bosnia

Sumedh Ghaisias

Sumedh is a Research Engineer working on a variety of projects at DeepMind. As a teenager he won a scholarship to study Computer Science at Reykjavík University as a result of publishing algorithms that described optimal solutions to solve puzzles in online discussion forums.

Country of origin: India