Jessica Hope

Jessica is the Founder of Wimbart, a Public Relations agency focused on Africa & emerging markets.

Jessica started Wimbart in 2014 and has gone on to build the leading Africa tech-focused PR agency, working with some of the continent’s most exciting and well-funded brands and companies

She graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA in History and MA in Religion & Politics, and worked as a journalist & editor for a number of years. Prior to starting her own PR company, Jessica worked at the Natural History Museum, the Jewish Museum and was Head of Communications for African entertainment brand, IROKO.

An expert in her field, with over 13 years’ experience in communications, Jessica and her team have crafted strategic, impactful media campaigns and communications for both seed-stage and venture-backed start-ups, as well as entrepreneurs and public bodies. She was named in UK PRWeek’s Powerbook in 2019 and 2020, she is a mentor for UK-based BME PR Pros, and also mentors for Google Launchpad Africa. 

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