The Luxury Student

A Private Members Club Helping Students Get “The Finer Things In Life” – The Luxury Student

Driven by the need to tackle the misconception held by many high-end brands about young people not being able to afford a wealthy lifestyle, 27-year-old Aileen Gilani quit her law degree to turn her lifestyle blog – The Luxury Student – into an online private members club for students “who seek the finer things in […]

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Fashion Meets Finance With Urenna Okonkwo’s ‘Cashmere App’

This fintech social savings platform for fashionable millennials is all you need now to live as lavishly as possible without having to dip into your savings – All thanks to Urenna Okonkwo’s Cashmere app. Cashmere app uses MangoPay digital wallet to help young women save regularly each month to spend on luxury items without the need […]

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Zain Khan – Balancing My ‘Bump’ Business With My 9 to 5 Job

Learn how to keep a full-time job and a business from part-time entrepreneur Zain Khan whose daily struggle is running his networking app business ‘Bump’ alongside his 9 to 5 job. Zain, 25, created Bump to help people share their social media information all at once and much easily. The ‘one-stop social’ app, launched late last […]

Gender Bias

Defying Gender Bias As A Young Female Founder

One thing I’ve realised is that too many investment decisions are made based on judgments influenced by widely held beliefs about someone’s age, gender, education, and race. Yang Liu, the founder of JustWears – a high performing men’s underwear company – and a former a VC, shares her experience of how she defies gender bias […]

AllShadesCovered

All Shades Covered – Tommy Williams and Sanmi Ogunmola

Tommy Williams’ e-commerce startup All Shades Covered is re-inventing the Afro-Caribbean hair and beauty industry by changing the way black women shop for hair care products. Tommy, 26, and his co-founder, Sanmi Ogunmola, 28, launched All Shades Covered to provide affordable hair care products directly to customers by cutting out the middleman. The pair, who […]

Young Entrepreneurs

Top 10 Young Entrepreneurs To Watch Out For In London This Year

Only the fifth day and 2017 is looking bright already – Meet the top ten young entrepreneurs set to disrupt London’s startup scene with their inspiring ventures. These under-30 somethings all hail from some of London’s top universities and accelerator programmes including Techstars, Entrepreneur First, and King’s College London. The young entrepreneurs, picked by an expert panel from […]

CrunchBoards

Young Entrepreneurs Abroad – Startup Story of CrunchBoards

CrunchBoards is a forecasting and planning tool helping small businesses across the globe use their financial data to plan better for the future. Founders – Amy Harris (28) and Hannah McIntyre (39). Launch Date – Set up in 2014. Country – Sydney, Australia. Funding – Privately funded. Customers – 11,500+ customers in nearly 100 countries (Has offices in London […]

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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, […]