Darren Chouings is passionate about start-up business development and manages The Hallam i-Lab at Sheffield Hallam University.

In previous roles, Darren led on start-up support for social entrepreneurs at The University of Sheffield and was responsible for developing their most recent entrepreneurship strategy.

Alongside supporting the development of student and graduate start-ups, Darren has designed and delivered various education programmes that support local enterprise and international partner institutions. This support has been delivered in the UK and also to both Central Asian and South Korean Universities.

Darren is now chair of The Sheffield Social Enterprise Network and Trustee for Museums Sheffield.