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Daniel Smith

About / Meet our community

Occupation: Staff


Daniel is a serial entrepreneur, founder of Skylark Solutions, Monkey Brew and co-founder of Smith and Thurston, an innovation-based consulting business. In his role as Innovation Program Lead, he will be working with the Entrepreneurship team to design and deliver amazing learning experiences for SSE.

Previously, Daniel was an SSE Innovation Facilitator, taking a leading role in launching our Virtual Industry Placement Program and working on our Discovery Program

Daniel's innovative design and expertise in the drone industry has attracted national and international attention. Skylark Solutions is focused on providing increased safety and business efficiency through tailored, cutting-edge drone programs. Daniel is also focused on promoting sustainable business with Monkey Brew, a boutique online coffee retailer sharing profits with environmental programs.

Daniel is passionate about inspiring and educating the next generation of entrepreneurs and is bringing his experience working with and founding many startups to his role at SSE.