At the Digital Entrepreneurs’ Academy, we believe knowledge is power and that creating useful and memorable online courses can grow your business while helping students.
We help you, the entrepreneur, educate others with creative and informative digital courses.

Rafael dos Santos

Founder and CEO
Digital Entrepreneurs Academy

Rafael is a multi-award winning entrepreneur who describes himself as ‘Brazilian by birth and British by choice’. Rafael has been living in London for over 15 years.

Rafael founded the Digital Entrepreneurs Academy to help entrepreneurs share their expertise with the world. Rafael has created his own model of teaching called Content Creator®, a 5 step methodology that helps entrepreneurs turn their expertise into online courses. Rafael is writing a book and creating an online course to help entrepreneurs from all over the world to create online courses.

The method combines Rafael’s software experience from Microsoft with 14 years of experience running businesses in London with teaching methods he is learning while completing his MBA from the prestigious Henley Business School at the University of Reading.

Rafael has won several awards in the tech industry, including the Sunday Times ‘Top 100 Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs in the UK’ which was a recognition of his work with migrant entrepreneurs. Rafael is a spokesman for migrant entrepreneurs and has given talks about the world on this subject, including the World Entrepreneurship Forum in China.

Rafael’s TEDx Talk has been watched over 100k times. Rafael is also an author of a book and national report about migrant entrepreneurs presented at the Houses of Parliament and is a guest lecturer in entrepreneurship at Regent’s University and Kingston University in London.

Russ Shaw

Founder–Tech London Advocates
Investor and Advisor at Digital Entrepreneurs Academy

Russ is the Founder of Tech London Advocates, a global advocacy group of 4,000 senior leaders in London’s tech community,

Russ is the tech strategy advisor and investor at the Digital Entrepreneurs Academy as well as a non-executive director for several tech companies. Russ is also in the Advisory Boards of the L1Technology Fund, E2Exchange, Teen Tech and Founders4Schools. He was appointed a London Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London in 2014.

Previously, Russ held senior management positions at Skype, Telefonica/O2, ntl (now Virgin Media), Charles Schwab and American Express and was CEO of a later stage mobile startup called Mobileway (acquired by Sybase).

He has a BSc from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives in West London with his wife Lesley and three sons, and runs 5k every day to keep fit.

Alex Avidi

Marketing Assistant
Alex is Digital Entrepreneurs Academy’s Marketing Assistant.

Currently studying for an International Business Master’s degree at the University of Rouen, in France, he decided to move abroad to help Rafael launch and grow up his business.

He is one of those who actively participated in the launch of Digital Entrepreneurs Academy’s website.

Manuela Gomes

Events Organiser

With several years of experience in full life cycle of corporate Events; A Marketing, Advertising and Publicity Degree in one of the best universities in Brazil, Gomes is now responsible for all Digital Entrepreneurs Academy’s events.

She lives in East London. She is passionate about all kinds of Art and she loves to be part of the Digital Entrepreneurs Academy team.

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The Digital Entrepreneurs Academy is a limited compamy registered in England & Wales. 
Companies house number 10662542.
Registered office address is 6 Penrose Way, North Greenwich, SE10 0EW, London, UK.

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