■Co-founder & CEO of Cause4
■Fundraised £20m in the last 4 years
■Mentor for emerging entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs
■Finalist Entrepreneur of the Year - Nectar Small Business Awards 2013
■Winner - Female Entrepreneur of the Year at Natwest Startup Awards 2011
Michelle Wright trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and played the violin professionally. A chartered marketer, manager and fundraiser, Michelle founded award winning third sector organisational development and fundraising enterprise Cause4 in 2009 after leaving the London Symphony Orchestra, where her achievements in private sector fundraising led to her being judged the Best Upcoming Fundraiser at the National Fundraising Awards in 2008.
Michelle was the winner of the female entrepreneur category in the Natwest Startup awards 2011 and is a top 10 winner in the Ernst and Young Future 100 awards 2011 for entrepreneurs under 35 that demonstrate innovation in progressing a responsible business venture. She is a silver award winner in the 2012 international Stevie Awards for female innovator of the year and was invited in 2013 to become an Accelerate 250 member in recognition of the UK's top growing businesses.
Michelle is a mentor for emerging entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs for the Aspire Foundation, Cranfield Accelerator Network, Emerge Venture Labs and the Mastermind Network.