Ayo Dada is the Project Coordinator for Ready, Steady, Grow with Virgin StartUp, which is a part-funded European Regional Development Fund project. Prior to Virgin StartUp, Ayo worked for the UK Government Trade Department, where he assisted London and South East businesses to internationalise and for an enterprise agency, where he advised budding entrepreneurs and established businesses on implementing the correct technology to innovate. Ayo is a self-confessed techie and most days you can find him proselytising all things tech. Outside of work, Ayo is a keen sportsman and is often participating in all manner of sports. He also co-runs a football youth club in the community.