Week Eleven

This week I had the pleasure of meeting up with one of the campuses most successful student entrepreneurs, Ben Hayes.

Ben, a final year psychology student runs a social media management business called Born Social. Developed out of The Eleven – another extremely successful business that was set up a studying University of Exeter student Rob O’Donovan several years ago – Born Social helps well known brands manage and engage with young people through Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.

Ben is looking to develop Born Social into his full time job post-graduation, to find out more about his business and how it is doing click the image below!

Born Social – Talking the language of youth!

The Innovation Centre also held a legal event for student entrepreneurs with the help of Symes Robinson & Lee a local legal firm. Covering all the basic legal practices that small business owners should be aware of the event was a fantastic success with 20 of our top entrepreneurs  having learned about everything from contracts to wills! If you are ever interested in attending one of the business events held by the Innovation Centre email me at !

SoundSYNK were also in action this week preparing to pitch for the Starter for 10 award – a £10,000 investment into a start up business – along with Webwise Media. This fantastic start up award is open to all new businesses in the South West and something you should certainly check out if you are looking for funding!

SoundSKYN – enabling you to play music through your friends iPhone speakers!

Another place you should check out is the Entrepreneurial blog created by SETsquared students on Reddit – check it out here!

In terms of my week we made great progress with the Guitar Lessons Wolverhampton, Singing Lessons Sheffield and Piano Lessons Derby websites all being completed and launched. I also managed to hire teachers for the Singing Lessons Bath and Singing Lessons Bradford websites, but still have loads of teachers to hire as the business continues to grow!

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Posted under Born Social, SoundSYNK, Symes Robinson & Lee, The Eleven, Webwise Media

This post was written by Matthew Rusk on March 21, 2013

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