young entrepreneurs

Celebrating Young Entrepreneurs Awarded In The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2016

The Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2016 gives major recognition to young entrepreneurs for their successful startups and to organisations supporting youth entrepreneurship. Over a 1,000 people were named in the Honours list, which was released last week Friday as Her Majesty celebrated her 90th birthday. Some of the young business owners, aged 35 and under, awarded MBEs […]

Debut

Debut – Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor’s career app ‘Debut’ is reinventing how students apply for jobs – A new role can start from just simply playing a mobile game. The interactive mobile app, for both students and graduates, provides an alternative process to the current system of using a career’s website or job boards. Charles, 25, was inspired to close the gap within […]

Disperse.io

Disperse.io – Denis Konoplev and Felix Neufeld

Denis Konoplev’s Disperse.io technology concept uses wireless sensors to monitor overcrowding and give real-time information to help people avoid busy locations. The life-saving tech idea aims to prevent overcrowding, which leads to crushing and injury – It uses wireless sensors to monitor people’s movements at events, in cities, and around public transport networks. Denis, 24, […]

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Young People Vs Entrepreneurship

Google’s recent survey into UK’s entrepreneurial ambition says that 78% of young people are turned off about entrepreneurship – But what about the other millennials running their own ventures. Millennials are those born from 1980 up to the millennium, including those in the university age up to the mid-thirties. Some of the reasons, noted in the survey, […]

Social Chain – Steven Bartlett

Steven Bartlett’s Social Chain impacts the online conversation of 200 million people while creating a tightly-knit millennial community on social media. Social Chain is an influencer marketing agency and can make anything trend on Twitter in under 30 minutes – Projected to turnover £6 million in its second year since launching in November 2014. Steven, […]

Socks

Stand4 Socks – Josh Turner

Make a bold fashion statement with Josh Turner’s colourful ‘Stand4 Socks’ and save the world for a just cause. Launched in August 2015, Stand4 Socks is a social enterprise linking the purchase of everyday products, such as socks, with social issues and charities. Social fashionpreneur Josh, 24, decided to swap the corporate world to run his […]

Tio - Peter Spence

Tio – Peter Spence (Co-Founder)

Peter Spence’s Tio device challenges the next generation of inventors with a new creative way of helping children learn and play at the same time. The Tio kit can quickly build app-controlled toys and inventions with everyday objects and materials – It uses a free iOS/Android app to communicate wirelessly with the invention. Peter’s childhood […]

The Wild Peanut

The Wild Peanut – Akeem Ojuko

Akeem Ojuko’s love for peanuts and his vision to see the food industry become more healthy inspired his innovative creation ‘The Wild Peanut’.  Over 300,000 jars of The Wild Peanut has been sold, since launching in September 2014, with Akeem planning to launch additional flavours this Spring – Porridges, Nuts and Peanut Punch (milkshakes). Determined to pursue a life of […]

SOLBOU - Thomas Dore

SOLBOU – Thomas Dore

Thomas Dore’s SOLBOU adds a unique touch to your summer wardrobe with hand-picked sunglasses directly sourced from independent designers across the world.  Frustrated with finding same style of shades, Thomas created SOLBOU to help wearers stand out from the crowd with uniquely designed frames. The 29-year-old from Brixton, London, describes the inspiration behind launching his own business and […]

House of Dz - Samuel Dz Olawuyi

House of Dz – Samuel Dz Olawuyi

House of Dz by Samuel Olawuyi celebrates simplicity through its designs by combining high-end fashion with real street wear.  The south London – based urban contemporary brand, which grew from selling ‘Snapback’ hats, was launched after Samuel was made redundant during his gap year from university. His first unisex collection titled ‘Area Boys’, which featured during […]