Thursday, 4 March 2021
Monday, 8 February 2021
The organic, zero waste supermarket brand vision - James Platt (Msc Environment, Development and Politics)
The business is at an early stage of development and the duo are working towards the goal of opening the first store in the city of Chester with future ambitions to expand the brand further afield.
Tuesday, 2 February 2021
Did you know there is a Startup society based at the University of Birmingham?
This week we caught up with our friends at UoB Startup society and invited them to tell us what life is like in a university society during a global pandemic and the unexpected connections and opportunities that have come their way.
Meet Kushal Patel, Andin Farrell, Ian Arrindell and Munir Maricar from UoB StartUp society and find out about the exciting Birmingham Startup Games competition they are running for Birmingham and Keele students at the end of this post.
Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Monday, 25 January 2021
'The Comeback Club' is a podcast designed to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs through challenging times.
The podcast launched in January 2021 and Grace interviews a different entrepreneur in each episode and reminds us that "the things that can set you back, can sometimes set you apart".
The latest entrepreneur to feature on The Comeback Club is Student Beans founder James Eder who talks about his health and businesses challenges - and how the challenges have changed his outlook on life.
Friday, 27 November 2020
As a Master's alumna of
the University of Birmingham with a music degree and
working experience in the UK and China, Shanshan Shi has used her skills, temperament, networking and passion for music and the arts to drive and succeed in creating her own business – CritiClassical.
With a presence in both the UK and China, CritiClassical organises, coordinates and delivers concerts, exhibitions, cultural exchange programmes and other events for clients in one country seeking exposure in the other.
For example CritiClassical creates opportunities for UK based amateur choirs to host concerts in China while on the other hand, creating insightful 'art education appreciation' touring opportunities for Chinese art students in the UK.
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
How a trip to Snowdonia inspired two UoB medics to create a fuel splitting app (Dan Chivers and Michael Trueman)
'Commute' is a brand new mobile app designed to help you split your fuel costs when car sharing. The business has been created by UoB medical students Dan Chivers and Michael Trueman.
As medical students we were commuting every day in full cars to and from placements, unsure how to split the cost.
The organised amongst us created excel spreadsheets with each passenger, the number of journeys, and an estimate of how much they owed. This process, however, was laborious and inaccurate...........we were tired of it.