Young Entrepreneurs

Asa Bennett

Bored Of Your Snacks At Work? This Young Lad Has The Answer

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Giles Mitchell, 23, was inspired to start a business by his grumbly tummy, after one too many trips to the vending machine to get a standard chocolate...

Asa Bennett

Hitting The Slopes? This 17-Year Old Will Make It Way More Fun

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Ed Hardy, 17, was inspired by a love of skiing to go into business with his friend, Kit Logan, setting up an app that they bill as the "ultimate mount...

These Students Have Designed A 'Sleepcoat' For The Homeless - Who They're Training Up As Entrepreneurs

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A group of students have designed a sleepcoat for homeless people - and want to train up Londoners sleeping rough as entrepreneurs. Oli Slattery, p...

Ever Wanted To Skydive With A Celeb? This Guy Can Make It Happen

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Timothy Armoo, 19, is truly a modern entrepreneur, having created a business off the back of the online video giant YouTube. The Warwick University...

Asa Bennett

This 21-Year Old Entrepreneur Wants To Help You Get The Best Discounts

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Bertie Wilson, 21, got his big business idea while browsing for a good jacket online. Finding it annoying having to flit between websites to find ...

This Lady Got Africa Into Clean Cooking, Now She's Trying For The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

24-year-old Judith Walker was inspired to go into business with her brother Ruben in order to help Africans cook in a clean, cheap and sustainable way...

How the #TottenhamRiots Changed My Life for the Better

Franklin Boateng | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Franklin Boateng

I'll always remember the riots. I was just leaving my office in the Bernie Grant Centre in Tottenham when messages started flooding through on my mobile. "A police car's on fire", one read. My phone didn't stop ringing for the rest of the evening... Next thing I know, I've set up a communications firm and I'm lecturing on the importance of social media - teaching individuals and companies how to make the most of one of the most powerful platforms on the planet.

Need A Handyman? These Two Young Entrepreneurs Have The Answer

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education

29-year old Oisin Hanrahan got the idea for his business when he and his flatmate, Umang Dua, needed to find someone to help clean up their apartment....

This Guy Was An Entrepreneur At 9, Now He's Onto His Sixth Business

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Tom Webster was bit by the entrepreneurial bug early on, starting his first venture at the age of nine, a line of comic books which he would sneak int...

How A Party Lead To These Two Building A Seriously Fast Growing Firm

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

University friends Tom Brooks and Peter Dowds decided last year to pack in their high-flying City careers to go into business together after throwing ...

Asa Bennett

After Taming The Dragons, What Now For These Young Tea Entrepreneurs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

After having to decide between three Dragons fighting to invest in their luxury tea blend line "PHOM", things have taken off for 23-year old entrepren...

To Many People, Entrepreneurship and Culture Seem Strange Bedfellows...

Caroline Meaby | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK
Caroline Meaby

We live in a hugely connected world but our points of reference can still be quite limited to the English-speaking world. Through programmes like YCE, the British Council can identify what's going on outside the confines of the usual places we look to. We connect our global entrepreneurs with the UK and with each other, and sow the seeds for international knowledge sharing and collaborations.

Why Does Harvey Nichols Want A Piece Of This Young Entrepreneur?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

26-year old Darryl Adie is helping top retailers improve their online stores through his ecommerce agency, Ampersand Commerce, which he set up in 2009...

Meet The 16-Year-Old With Three Businesses And Two Fancy Cars

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Ollie Forsyth has been through a lot, after being bullied at school for his dyslexia and told by his peers that he would amount to little later in lif...

Five Ways to Encourage Your Child's Innate Entrepreneurial Skills

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

If you are the parent of a toddler or teen, the chances are you find yourself in a negotiating situation on a very regular basis. Children at this sta...

Start Smart: Ten Top Tips for Start-up Success

Anna Edwards | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK
Anna Edwards

Every business starts with a good idea. But turning that idea into some serious cash takes more than just thought. During our 'Entrepreneurs: Making It' series, I have spoken to business founders at all stages of the start-up journey. From living room first-timers to seasoned entrepreneurs on their subsequent adventures. Here are some lessons from our series: 10 things that might make your start-up fly.

These Student Entrepreneurs Are Already Making Thousands (INTERVIEW)

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

24-year old entrepreneur James Flynn has been a very active businessman, having set up three firms with his business partner Jose Maria Macedo, and ot...

An Uber Solution

The Huffington Post UK | Harriet Pavey | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Meet Tom Macmichael, second year Computer Science student at the University of Edinburgh and budding entrepreneur, who’s revolutionising the taxi bo...

5 Years Old? Put Down That Game Boy. The Coalition Wants You To Start Your Own Business

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Politics

Children as young as five have been urged to start up their own businesses as part of a raft of proposals from David Cameron's enterprise adviser Lord...

Asa Bennett

How Is This Young Entrepreneur Aiming To Shake Up Your World Cup?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

World Cup 2014 has kicked off this week, Brits have planned their sweepstakes, while 22-year old entrepreneur Danny Hakimian has developed a timely ap...

Asa Bennett

Ukip Talk 'Ridiculous Nonsense' About Migrants, Says Cobra Beer Boss

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Politics

Ukip and party leader Nigel Farage peddle "ridiculous nonsense" about the impact immigrants have on Britain, Cobra Beer boss Lord Bilimoria has said. ...

Asa Bennett

Migrants Rob Native Brits' Jobs? 'Nonsense', Says Dragon Theo

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Politics

Former Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis has issued a robust defence of immigrants' contribution to the UK, rubbishing claims that they take native Brit...

This 15-Year-Old Is Training The Next Generation Of Tech Stars

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

15-year old Irish tech whizz Harry McCann certainly seems altruistic, having started a business - Kid Tech - with the plan to teach fellow young peopl...

Asa Bennett

This Young Entrepreneur Has His Sights Set On Business Success

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Asad Hamir knows the optician business well. He worked from the age of 16 in his family's optician firm, went on to study optometry at university and ...

Asa Bennett

This 14-Year Old Wants To Sock It To His Rivals

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

14-year old Gabriel McKeown is not like many other kids his age as he decided, while still at school, to start his own business. He bought sock sam...