Sharla Jaye Duncan

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Sharla Jaye Duncan
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Alma materKing’s College London
Oxford University
OccupationSerial social entrepreneur
Known forFounder and CEO of The Intrapreneurs Charity and The Intrapreneurs Club

Sharla Jaye Duncan is a serial social entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of The Intrapreneurs Charity[1] and The Intrapreneurs Club.[2] Duncan is also the former founder and CEO of the charity, Team Up,[3] which helps underachieving pupils from low-income households to progress in English and Maths.[4]

Early life and career

Duncan grew up in Croydon, South London.[5] She is an alumnus of King’s College London[6] and Oxford University.[5]

In 2012, she received financial backing for her start-up, Team Up, formerly known as YELP Students.[5][6] From 2017, Duncan became a trustee for Sadler’s Wells Theatre.[7] In the same year, she was later invited back to King’s College London to sit in on a nominations panel that assessed students applications to receive start-up funding.[8] As part of the panel, called the Allesch-Taylor Scholarships for Entrepreneurship, they awarded up to £10,000 to each entrepreneur.

Public speaking

Duncan is a public speaker and has been invited to speak with business leaders in charity and business. In 2012, she gave a presentation to senior business leaders at Deutche Bank about the importance of businesses supporting charities.[9] Two years later in 2014, she gave a TEDx Talk in collaboration with Plymouth University, called How to Change a Life with a Conversation.[10] In the following year, Duncan spoke about her university experience in a video for UCAS.[11] In the same year, she pitched at The Funding Network.[12]

External Links


  1. "Our Mission". TICharity. Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  2. "THE INTRAPRENEURS CLUB LTD. - Officers (free information from Companies House)". Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  3. "Jaye Sharla DUNCAN - Personal Appointments (free information from Companies House)". Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  4. "Team up, West London Tuition Programme". The Kusuma Trust. Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Owen, Vicki (2012-07-22). "Lloyds Banking Group backs project to help youngsters escape gangs". This is Money. Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Our Social Mission". Tutorfair Blog. 2014-03-08. Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  7. "Sadler's Wells Annual Review 2016-17". Issuu. Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  8. "King's College London - Winners of first Allesch-Taylor Scholarships for Entrepreneurship announced". Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  9. "CC UK Newsletter" (PDF). Deutsche Bank.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "How to change a life with a conversation | Sharla Duncan | TEDxPlymouthUniversity". Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  11. "Thinking about university – Sharla Duncan". UCAS. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  12. "Team Up pitching at City Funding Network". Retrieved 2020-01-06.

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