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Budding student entrepreneurs take the first step of their business adventures at Start Up Fest 2019.

Published Wednesday, 9th October, 2019 in University news

Marking the first entrepreneurial event of the new academic year, students got to hear from business experts and Launch Lab residents about how to start a business at City.

Guest speakers included Ismail Jeilani, founder of Scoodle, Tessa Clarke, CEO of Olio and Planet Organic Founder, Renee Elliott.

To hear from a student perspective, a panel of past CitySpark competition winners also spoke about their own journeys and how to balance studies with start-ups.

One member of the panel was Mohammed Miah, (BSc Computer Science, 2019), founder of BubbleMind, a dedicated mobile application which creates colours and sounds to help calm and educate children with autism.

Mohammed said: “When you have a business idea and it won’t go away you have to act on it. I remember my parents being disappointed that I wasn’t going to study law or medicine, but I had to follow my passion and do what I knew I needed to.

“I wanted to see BubbleMind succeed so much that I would learn to code from YouTube videos so I could build my app myself. There is a lot of help with starting a business at City and you learn so much at the pitching competitions and have access to business experts.

“Now that I have graduated I am fully concentrating on BubbleMind and my aim is to find a business partner to help bring BubbleMind to a bigger audience.”

Find out more about how CityVentures can help you start, develop and scale your business here.