Madeleine Reilly

Madeleine Reilly

VP of business development


Webvixxen and Mintfuse

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Studied Biology and loved it.
Traveled an awful lot.
Applied to PhD programs in medicine.
I was lucky to get many offers.
Chose one university.
Decided it was the wrong course.
Moved to USA.
Started company.

Education

High School
Altrincham Girls Grammar School
Bachelor
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
The University of Manchester
Graduate
Medicine
The University of Manchester

Career

VP of business development

I advise on and implement strategy.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Art
Science
Being Creative

Day to Day

If I had a student/intern for the day they would attend meetings with clients and potential clients for Webvixxen. They could meet anyone from fashion designers, restaurant owners to makeup brands. They would observe communications between our web developers, designers and PR. They would join in with discussion and brainstorming to make projects efficient as well as following leads and assessing viability, feasibility and progression.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Be business savvy. Talking about technology in a lay way. Entrepreneurship (currently pursuing enterprise into a fashion marketplace). Looking, feeling and being positive. Creative input.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Network constantly, make connections and nurture them.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Business/Commerce, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You need to choose a long-term path, with prospects and in a scientific field."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial