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Jan Matern

CEO, Emerge Venture Lab


Jan Matern is the Co-Founder and CEO of Emerge Venture Lab which creates sector-specific acceleration programmes for startups that address social and environmental problems at a systems level.

Its flagship programme, Emerge Education, helps grow outstanding edtech startups through a network of leading investors, industry-specific mentors and educational institutions. It's run in partnership with Eton College and Oxford University's Said Business School.

As CEO, Jan is responsible for strategy, investor relations, startup selection, and people. Jan co-founded the Lab during his final year at Oxford University, where he graduated with a 1st class degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

He was previously an Associate at Chelwood Capital, a social investment consultancy, where he worked with scalable social ventures seeking to access capital markets.