The OUTCOMIST program mentors advise individuals over a wide array creative industries.


In addition to offering the current slate of mentors, the OUTCOMIST mentorship programme is also preparing additional mentors for the following fields:

  • Design (Product Design, Fashion Design, Graphic Design)

  • Digital Web and Software design

  • Museums, Libraries, and Galleries

  • Publishing and Journalism

If you are interested in becoming an OUTCOMIST Mentor, please contact




Geraldine Bedell is a journalist, author, and occasional broadcaster. She has been a columnist and interviewer with the Independent on Sunday, and an arts and features writer for the Observer. She writes freelance for a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, from the FT to the New Statesman, the Guardian to Good Housekeeping. Geraldine has published several novels and a memoir. She has authored and presented documentaries for Radio 4; edited essay collections for think tanks and charities, including Nesta, the RSPCA and the Centre for London; and she set up Gransnet with Mumsnet. She now specialises in the social impacts of the internet, especially as they relate to families, and is a consultant on strategy, policy and comms for Parent Zone, a social enterprise that works with tech companies. She co-hosts the Tech Shock podcast.


‘Journalism and writing can be lonely and individualistic activities, more so than ever these days. I am grateful for the help I had in developing my career; I could have done with more. There is so much tacit knowledge that can be useful - plus it often helps to have support from someone who’s able to take a longer view.’

urban strategy, worldwide

economic development


program management