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University of Exeter Business School

 Raphael Dennett

Raphael Dennett

Deputy Director - Centre for Entrepreneurship, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Director - With Proficiency in Entrepreneurship Pathway, Academic Lead, Advanced Teaching Practitioner (ITE)


 +44 (0) 1392 722554

 Streatham Court 


Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK


Raphael has experienced almost every aspect of entrepreneurship and enterprise during his years of starting and growing businesses across the globe.

He held the position of Entrepreneur in Residence at Plymouth University for 7 years and in this role, mentored and helped develop and grow hundreds of start-ups in almost every sector imaginable.

Raphael has also held executive positions in a number of global businesses which has given him a strong interest in developing economies, entrepreneurial international development, and regenerative entrepreneurship.

Raphael has been developing, leading, and teaching programmes in a wide range of business subjects at a number of Universities around the world since 2012 and specialises in entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, entrepreneurial mindset, regenerative and sustainable entrepreneurship.

He also consults on Innovative Professional Development, Ethical Corporate Practice, Technology Enhanced Education and Training, and Organisational Culture Change.

Please note that Raphael is not currently available to supervise PhD proposals.


HE Roles:

Exeter University:

Deputy Director - Centre for Entrepreneurship

Senior Lecturer - Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship 

Chair - Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Exeter Group

Academic Lead - With Proficiency in Entrepreneurship (WPIE) 

Advanced Teaching Practitioner - ITE Department

The University of Surrey:

External Examiner - Postgraduate Entrepreneurship Programmes

Plymouth University:

Entrepreneur in Residence 

Lecturer - Entrepreneurship, Management, and Business 

Co-founder - Futures Entrepreneurship Centre

The University of St Mark and St John:

Lecturer (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)

Member - Professional Advisory Group for Business

Corporate Roles:

Executive roles: 

The AE Group, Belzona, PR Consultants, Education with Technology, Blue Sapphire Media, Future Framework, Additional roles in a range of startups, NGO's, Social Enterprises, International projects and Enterprises.

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External Engagement and Impact

External Examiner Positions

The University of Surrey - Postgraduate Entrepreneurship Programmes

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  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Regenerative Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Start ups
  • Many others



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