MSc Enterprise and “with enterprise” undergraduate students had the opportunity to visit FutureLabs and Calls9 recently. The early evening started with Emma Cheshire, the FutureLabs founder giving a talk. FutureLabs is a Not For Profit Tech Incubator providing Coworking, Events and Mentoring for Startups.
James Gupta and Omair Viyani, two Leeds Medical School students who have now set up the digital company Synap which is based at FutureLabs, also gave a speech about starting their business. Synap is a Multiple Choice Test Creator offering a more effective way to study for exams.
At FutureLabs, students also saw a drone demonstration by Coptrz and learnt a bit about drone technology. They then took part in a speed pitching competition.
After the visit to FutureLabs, students moved on to Calls9 where they were greeted by Enterprise Ambassador Pete Mills. Calls9 is an IT firm set up by Pete providing technology solutions such as internal communications and team collaboration tools among other solutions. Pete talked about the story of starting Calls9.
Course representatives from MSc Enterprise who were present at the event shared that their cohort got involved with the activities planned and found the evening very interesting. They said: “We could meet and listen to the start-up stories of the entrepreneurs and got inspired. We all agreed that the activities were helpful and hope to get more other interactive activities in the future.”