Belinda is Program Director of Social Incubator East, an incubator that provides specialist support for social ventures in Cambridge.
Her background is as a social entrepreneur herself having established a range of social ventures over the last decade including those focusing on finance, ageing and young people. She has acted as a mentor, advisor and supporter to many more social entrepreneurs and as such has developed a broad knowledge of business models for social innovation.
Belinda has a specific interest in the social finance market and leveraging capital for social impact. She was Founder and first Chief Executive of Foundation East, a groundbreaking community finance organisation where she remains a Director. She has also undertaken research at the University of Cambridge focusing on the social finance sector and continues to write on this topic.
Belinda is a Fellow in Social Innovation at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, holds a Masters Degree in Community Enterprise from the University of Cambridge, a Bachelors degree in Social Anthropology from Goldsmiths College, University of London and is a Fellow of the RSA.