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Kingston University tops the table for graduate start-ups

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Student entrepreneurs Daisy Wang, left, and Winnie Lao with their reusable flower bag.
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For the fifth year running, Kingston University has produced more graduate start-up companies than any other higher education institution in the United Kingdom. In 2012/13, the university helped its business-minded alumni set-up 270 companies – up from 201 the previous year.

According to Vice-Chancellor Professor Julius Weinberg, “Kingston University has long been a driving force in fostering innovation and has a strong track record in nurturing and supporting budding businesses and small and medium enterprises across the region. We are committed to equipping our students and graduates with the knowledge and skills to create new businesses, new jobs and new wealth. This up-and-coming generation of entrepreneurs will be a pivotal part of Britain’s economy as it moves forward.”

Small Business Research Centre

Kingston University offers a wide range of subjects, allowing students to gain specialist skills in areas as diverse as art and design and technology and engineering. Students wishing to set-up their own business receive support from academics from Kingston’s ‘Small Business Research Centre’. The centre, which was established in 1987, is one of the leading research groups in the UK in the field of small business and entrepreneurship.

The University’s head of entrepreneurship education, Dr Martha Mador, says that “We are committed to equipping our graduates with the confidence to consider enterprise at an early stage in their careers. It is a tribute to their entrepreneurial flair and business acumen that so many of them are now creating something new.”

Successful graduate entrepreneurs

Kingston’s graduates have set up a number of successful businesses and can be found across various industries. Examples include:

  • Neomi Bennett who invented Neoslip, a life-saving aid for people with mobility problems, while she was a nursing student at Kingston University and St George’s, University of London. She now sells the product around the world.
  • Tom Harrington who founded wesold.co.uk, which is Britain’s first pay-per-view online estate agency
  • A 5-strong team of postgraduate students created the Flower Pozzy, a reusable carrier to hold flowers (pictured above). Team leader, Shruti Barton, won the Entrepreneur of the Year trophy at the PEA Awards 2013 for the creation.

Find out more about Kingston University and the courses on offer.

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