Duncan Turner

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Managing Director, HAX Accelerator and General Partner







Formerly a Design Lead of Product Design & Engineering at IDEO. Duncan has an entrepreneurial background having taken numerous hardware products to market from first concepts through research, funding, design, development, manufacturing and assembly to final sales of the product under brands that he created. He brings deep experience of business growth in China having spent many years building manufacturing capabilities. He has led product design and consumer engagement strategy projects for large fortune 500 companies whilst at IDEO as well as mentoring at HAX since its inception. Duncan runs the HAX program; he invests in and mentors start-ups who have an emphasis on hardware.

He obtained his Masters from Royal College of Art and his design work is part of the permanent collection at The Museum of Modern Art.