Samantha Constance, The University of Chicago

Sophia hosted a webinar for the UChicago alumni community titled "How To Speak Tech For Leaders."

She provided insights on how to effectively work in the tech business without having a tech background.

She was a wonderful presenter providing actionable and motivating tips for fellow UChicago alumni.

We loved working with Sophia!

Olya Obushenkova
Project Manager

Sophia was a guest speaker at our company event 'How to Thrive in the Digital Age as a Non-Technical Leader’ organised by our Women In North Highland Education Group.

Over 200 colleagues from our UK and US offices attended the event virtually and were very impressed.

Our colleagues found the session excellent, helpful and inspiring. Sophia’s energy and wealth of experience, including real life examples made it for a very valuable and enjoyable session. We would highly recommend Sophia and Tech for Non-techies!

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Yann Le Leyour,
Marketing Manager - Technology & Software

Sophia’s latest webinar gave our senior-level executive members fascinating insights on the challenges executives face to perform in their roles in today’s tech-driven environment.

I would wholeheartedly recommend Sophia as a speaker! She is an engaging speaker, offering professional presentations packed with real-life examples and great tips for senior execs.

Shirley Hsu,
Conference organiser

Sophia was a speaker at our conference Cross Pollination of Thought where she shared her story as an entrepreneur.

Sophia’s energy and originality resonated with the audience, and as a result, the conference had received extremely positive feedback both from other speakers and participants.

Meet Sophia Matveeva: tech founder, executive educator & Chicago Booth MBA


Sophia Matveeva is the CEO & founder of Tech For Non-Techies, an executive education and consulting company.

Sophia has contributed to the Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, The Guardian and Forbes on entrepreneurship and technology, and hosts the top rated Tech for Non-Techies podcast.
She has also guest lectured at the University of Chicago, London Business School, and Oxford University. Sophia is a start-up mentor at the Chicago Booth Polsky Center of Entrepreneurship, and has advised leading accelerators including Chicago Booth’s New Venture Challenge and the Techstars x Blackstone Launchpad.
She holds an MBA from Chicago Booth, and a BSc (Hons) in Politics from Bristol. She speaks English, Russian and French. Sophia also sits on the Advisory Board to Riviter, which uses AI to predict consumer trends for the world's biggest brands.

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Mabs Ali, Brewin Dolphin

Sophia shared great insights on tech investing at our Entrepreneurs Dinner. She engaged the audience and left a long lasting impression.

Our guests are still talking about it! We are very keen to get Sophia involved in future events.

Fru Bekefi,
Innovation Program Manager

Sophia’s ‘What non-technical founders really need to know about tech’ is an excellent session that will get you up to speed about the ins and outs of working with a technical team.

You’ll end up saving years in trial, error and making your own mistakes.

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Jody Levy,
Head of Regional Tech Policy, Civil Service of the United Kingdom

Thank you Sophia Matveeva for your wonderful keynote at Birmingham Tech Week.

Looking forward to what’s next!

Valerie Vespa,
VP Brand Partnerships,

Sophia spoke at our Cannes Lions programme in 2022. She discussed how bridging the gap between tech teams and the business side brings more diversity to organizations and ultimately builds better products. She was an engaging and insightful speaker, and we loved having her be part of our event programming.

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