Jurek is Executive Director for Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship at Henley Business School (HBS) and Entrepreneur in Residence at London Business School (LBS), where he mentors start-up businesses on a range of topics including business idea development, business model creation, customer development, talent acquisition and management and senior management team development. Jurek is also business adviser to several start-up businesses and non-executive chairman of several small companies. He speaks on entrepreneurship and has delivered workshops including ‘I Want to Start My Own Company’, ‘Build Powerful Selling Skills’, ‘Key Account Management’ and ‘Develop Your Personal Brand’.
Jurek launched several initiatives at HBS including the IDEAFEST Business Idea Competition, Business Idea Clinic and the Entrepreneurship Society and whilst at LBS Jurek designed and launched the Business Incubator Programme that supports start-up businesses transition to successful trading operations. Jurek has also delivered several workshops at Kings College London including ‘Commercialise your Research’ and ‘Write a Great Business Plan’ and ‘Customer Development Workshop’ at the J&J Digital Health Masterclass. Jurek developed the new ‘Winning and Developing Customers’ one day masterclass. He judges business plan competitions at LBS, Kings College and Hult International Business School and case competitions at J&J and Abbott. Jurek specialises in life sciences and over 20 years was CEO of several private and UK main market and AIM listed companies before which he was sales & marketing director at a FTSE 100 medical devices company. He has also held numerous NED positions in that time.
Jurek has interests across many areas of business specialisation and advises start-ups and SMEs in areas that include business development, business planning, corporate development, customer generation, development and retention, digital marketing, executive coaching, going to market, market access, marketing planning, marketing research, M&A, key account management, presentation skills, raising equity funds for start-up and growing businesses, risk management and strategic planning (including go to market and corporate), starting and building a company, sales strategy development, selling and team development.
Jurek is chairman of Fresh4cast, Sloan Education and HomeTouch and member of several advisory boards including Px Healthcare and Pobble.
Jurek has advised a range of start-ups which include Art-i-curate, BlikBook, Cranworth Medical, Flat-club, ITNery, Kymira, MenuSpring, Our Mobile Health, Pizza Rossa, SEaB, Shine Media, SunEos and UbiCabs; SMEs such as Firefly Solar, Outlook Care and Intercede and corporates like Abbott, GSK, Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi.