On Wednesday 10 November, we celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week by holding our annual Brunel entrepreneurs showcase event. We invited some of Brunel’s most outstanding recent graduate and current student entrepreneurs to share their entrepreneurial journeys to date. Each virtual unique and inspirational presentation provided invaluable first-hand insight into entrepreneurship, freelancing and starting a business.
The event was opened by Brunel's Vice Chancellor Julia Buckingham, included live Q&A’s with each entrepreneur and Andrew Mossop, founder of Student Skill Store also joined us to share 2-minute entrepreneurial top tips throughout.
Meet this year’s outstanding entrepreneurs:
- Ellie Prohan - International DJ, Tv and radio presenter, 2006 Business and Management (Marketing) graduate
After Brunel, Ellie Prohan fast cemented her name in the industry, pursuing her dream of being an International DJ, Tv and radio presenter. Ellie’s energy and charismatic personality makes her perfect for presenting. Having interviewed many artists and hosted primetime shows for award winning stations, she’s now hosting her own weekly specialist show on Kiss FM, Kiss Fresh and is one of the voices on the Apple Music 1 The List.
- Joanna Power and Paramveer Bhachu – founders of Lylo, Product Design Engineering graduates
Lylo aims to promote water efficiency within the modern home, through the use of innovative environmentally friendly design solutions. They have designed a portable washing machine, for students and their accommodations, that filters used shower water and uses it to wash clothes. The device has a removable water tank, which can be placed on the shower floor like a mat, making collection easy, and reducing overall water usage. If their product was used by every student in London, they could save over 1.7 billion litres of water a year.
- Sam Supan – founder of Sew Conscious, 2022 Product Design student
Sew Conscious was founded to create a smart technology, foldable, simplified sewing machine, which works alongside an app, guiding first-time consumers to convert their old clothes into long term staples. Sew Conscious provides an easy-to-use and appealing upcycling experience, for young people who want to do their part to help tackle the issue of fast fashion, by learning how to look after and customise clothes they already own.
- Simone Panella - founder of Dyamotech, 2023 Business and Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) student
Dyamotech is a newly established start up in the electronics business with a mission to make youth rugby a safer place for children, through the development of a new technology that could help prevent major brain damage.
Missed the event and want to watch? Click here to watch our outstanding entrepreneurs’ journeys – each shared their top tips for budding entrepreneurs wanting to get started too!