Ketan Makwana

One word that describes Ketan best is visionary. He inspires everyone either in his close surrounding or on the opposite end of the world, which makes him a renowned international speaker, distinguished coach and mindset master. His endless energy is affectionate and nourishes people he works with.

You will find Ketan either talking about his children, sharing laughter or analyzing how to get Enterprise Lab to the next level. The latter mostly during a plane or train ride getting him to one of his multiple seminars, workshops, boot camps or keynote speeches.
ketan makwana
Katan is a serial entrepreneur who has started, scaled a sold multiple businesses. In a response to the emerging skills gap between education to employment and enterprise Ketan launched Enterprise Lab, in 2011 which is now operating in 11 countries training 100,000 people a year.

In 2012 Ketan founded and delivered Youth Enterprise Live backed by the Prime Minister and the UK’s largest event focused on Education, Employment and Enterprise for 15-30 year olds… leading on from this he took a position as Special Advisor to the Prime Minster on Youth Policy; other work includes being part of the E20 Summit (20 entrepreneurs from the UK working on the missing millions) and has a seat in European Commission Strategic Board working on the Horizon 2020 strategy for enterprise and employment.

Ketan is the Head of Operations at Rockstar Group, the UK’s leading funding and mentoring organisation that has delivered £12m funding and supported over 2200 businesses in the UK.

Ketan is an advisor to UK Government on youth and enterprise policies, works with International Governments & Ministries on Enterprise Eco-System Development and sits on many advisory boards and panels… further work includes ambassador of UKTI and Foreign & Commonwealth Offices related to Enterprise development in countries across the globe.

His specialities are in Operations and Strategy in supporting businesses to build efficient and effective structure within organisation for rapid growth, stability and success. He has a keen ear to understand your business issues and can support the visualisation and action of strategies.

As an entrepreneur Ketan has been awarded the Smarta 100 Award in 2012 for creating one of the most disruptive businesses in the UK, in 2013 Enterprise Lab was awarded Best Business by Start Young Global Awards and was finalist for Entrepreneur of Excellence at the National Diversity Awards.