With the UK technology sector booming, it’s never been a better time to found your own tech start-up and make a name for yourself as a young entrepreneur. But as we all know, starting out and making the right impression can be a tricky business and, ultimately, being truly successful isn’t just about having good ideas – it’s about having staying power. Continue reading Dan Wagner of Powa Technologies: CEO of the week
The internet is a wonderful thing, but it is often a very ugly, and very useless thing. Luckily, to cheer ourselves up, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the bits of the internet that are brilliant, and beautiful, and useful- to give you alternatives to the grim world out there. You know TripAdvisor? This is the pretty one of that. It’s also, given the latest news on TripAdvisor, the factual, useful one of that.
There’s nothing more sickeningly inspiring to us than the tales of our entrepreneurs. This week, we’re talking to Lex Deak – a man who has already founded four companies, as well as taking up countless positions on advisory boards and partnerships. He’s now a Managing Partner over at the ridiculously cool, invite only investment club Q Ventures; where do you even begin? We sat down with him to make a start… Continue reading Interview With Lex Deak, Q Ventures, CEO Of The Week: “Listen more than you talk…”
A Cambridge graduate with seven companies under his belt to date – it’s unlikely we’re going to find more practical entrepreneurship experience than in the young but brilliant Ivan Mazour. Set to launch his brand new ecommerce company, Ometria, and with a heap of advice for young job-seekers, we sat down with him to steal glorious magic from his brain… Continue reading Interview with Ivan Mazour, Ometria, CEO of the week: “There’s only one thing that matters, and that’s the team.”
We always appreciate the chance to poke around in the past, present and futures of our inspiring startups, and today we’re talking to Kal Di Paola, CEO of BuyMyWardrobe. When her first business seemed to be slowing down, she took the initiative to look at the fashion industry from an entirely new angle – and now her collaborative style brand is booming. So how does one go about becoming the eBay of the pre-loved fashion world? We wanted to find out… Continue reading Interview With Kal Di Paola, Buy My Wardrobe, CEO of The Week
Want to use your career to change the world for the better? You could do a lot worse than taking a leaf out of Stephen Bediako’s book – an exhaustingly talented individual whose mission of social good echoes in every project he spearheads. So what can future pioneers learn from him? We picked his brain to find out… Continue reading INTERVIEW! Stephen Bediako, Project Oracle talks Social Entrepreneurship
We’re lucky enough that we get to spend a lot of our day discovering exhaustingly brilliant entreprenurs. As well as keeping us in our jobs (thanks guys) it makes us want to shout about the start-ups that are keeping the UK innovative. And frankly, how on earth could we turn down the chance to interview Melissa Morris – a woman who rejected £100,000 worth of investment just to go it alone?
Reckon that your first job will dictate your career? Thankfully for many of us, that isn’t necessarily the case. Iain Bundred started his career in The Student Wing of the Labour Party, rising to the Prime Minister’s official political spokesperson and now sits as Head Of Corporate and Public Affairs for the creative behemoth that is Ogilvy PR London. So what exactly does he have to say about kicking off a creative career? We sat down with him to talk life in the media, the secret to a good job interview, and not deciding it all aged 21… Continue reading Interview with Iain Bundred of Ogilvy PR: “Stay curious, stay creative”
As desperately clever as we are here at Enternships, occasionally it’s good to gather together wisdom from elsewhere. Nelson Sivalingam; CEO of One Minute London (the UK’s first online video-based reservation website), leader of Barking Mad film and video productions as well as IndyBrown.TV – one of the UK’s leading South Asian entertainment channels, seemed like an excellent bet… Continue reading Nelson Sivalingam, One Minute London: The 5 Things Every Creative Should Know