Meet the Team
Araceli, the founder, spent several years working in industry as an aerospace engineer before falling in love with quantum mechanics. She then decided to follow her passion for physics, and pursued a PhD in the field of quantum simulation at the University of Strathclyde. Following her work on outreach advocating quantum technologies, she was named the “quantum ambassador”, after winning the Optical Society Milton and Rosalind Chang Pivoting Fellowship in 2019. She is also an executive fellow at the University of Bristol Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre in 2020.
Dr. Araceli Venegas-Gomez
Founder & CEO
Stuart is actively involved in a range of technology business advice, activities and mentoring in areas such as blockchain, AI/machine learning, robotics and quantum. He is a University of the West of England Business Fellow and Mentor in Residence at the Bristol Business School plus a Visiting Industrial Fellow at the University of Bristol, mentoring at its QTEC (Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre) facility. He is also founder and co-director of FinTech West, the representative body for FinTech in the West of England.
Non Exec Director
Maninder has obtained a PhD in theoretical physics from University of Delhi, India. She worked as a theoretical plasma physicist in LUIS experimental team in ELI Beamlines, Czech Republic. Her research focused on numerical modeling and computational simulations in Laser Plasma Accelerators and nonlinear optics. She has a keen interest in exploring next-generation technologies in research and applications that leverages machine learning and quantum computing and her passion in Quantum Physics inspired her to work for QURECA.
Dr. Maninder Kaur
Content Development Manager
Callum is a marketing and content intern with QURECA. Having graduated with a degree in politics and international relations from the University of Bristol in 2020, his focus is now on enhancing the services offered by QURECA, seeking to raise awareness of the transformational potential of Quantum Technologies. Callum is interested in emerging technologies and their impact on the processes of governance. In his free time, he mainly likes to write, though is maintained by a deep enthusiasm for travel.
Hannah is the producer and editor of Qureca’s digital media. She specializes in branded storytelling and promotional media for digital platforms. She is the owner of Rosegold Pictures, a production company based in Glasgow.
Eftychia is currently studying towards a M.Sc. in Human Resource and Management at Strathclyde University. Having previously obtained a BA in Law, she is especially interested in employment regulation and immigration policies. She is carrying out her internship with QURECA as a recruitment assistant, to support the process of resourcing international quantum talent for businesses around the world.
Bruno has a PhD in quantum information science with a university certificate in digital transformation. He actively contributes to the public and business awareness of quantum technologies by providing a bridge between higher education, research and industry. For three years now he has been introducing quantum computing basics and quantum-safe security solutions to executives and technical leaders as well as to computer science and engineering students. Bruno is also a guest lecturer at INSA Lyon and has built “Quantum for Everyone” with QURECA. Currently Bruno is also executing a role of a program manager at the new annual event “Quantum Business Europe”.
Dr. Bruno Fedrici
Michael has over 24 years of experience in the financial services, entrepreneurial ecosystem, and business advisory sectors. Michael is a business growth strategy consultant advising leaders on evolving their growth strategy and solving growth challenges, helping companies deliver greater value, improved results for the organisation and stakeholders, and increased impact. He previously held several institutional sales and relationship management positions in the financial services industry, developing relationships with investment advisory firms. He holds a B.A., Economics degree from Bucknell University.
Consultant: Growth strategy