Douglas Bell

Douglas is a serial entrepreneur, Founder of both Frontier Hostels, and London Innovators. Frontier is a radical new brand in youth travel, creating a new class of accommodation for international visitors; hostels with heart & soul. The business raised £mm seed funding, planning to put 500 beds on the market in its first year, with an international roll-out spanning Europe, Australia and North America planned.

He began his entrepreneurial journey with a university spin-out, as a print & digital publisher of youth culture media. His passion for design and youth brands has continued throughout his career. Douglas can advise on brand strategy, marketing, finance, and business model innovation, among many other areas of startup entrepreneurship.


  • Youth brands
  • Digital media
  • Property
  • Fund raising
  • Networking