Meet our Alumni Entrepreneurs: Elio and Cafe Barbera

This week’s feature on our Alumni Entrepreneur Series is Mr Elio Barbera. Elio is the CFO of the Cafe Barbera franchise and we’ve reached out to him to hear about his journey into entrepreneurship.  Elio completed his degree at Royal Holloway in Management and International Business, but his engagement with Entrepreneurship began well before university….

Social Entrepreneurship IN-the-field-trip

To celebrate #globalentrepreneurshipweek 2019, we took 28 students on a social entrepreneurship tour of East London. First stop: Dialogue in the Dark London. This amazing social venture is a social franchise of the global social enterprise brand Dialogue Social Enterprises. We had the chance to experience their exhibition in complete darkness, guided by blind and…

Pioneering publisher Margaret Busby comes to Royal Holloway

On Thursday November 14th, Margaret Busby came to Royal Holloway, University of London for a Q&A and reading of her newly released anthology New Daughters of Africa (2019).  Due to receive an honorary doctorate in 2020 from Royal Holloway’s Department of English, Margaret Busby is an alumna of Royal Holloway and was Britain’s youngest and…

Our own Anica Zeyen @ European Start-up Festival 2019

This year’s European Start-up Festival took place on 20th and 21st September in the beautiful town of Malmö (Sweden). Our Enterprise Hub Team was there as well: Anica, Emilio and Lassie. Friday morning, after an amazingly entertaining start to the day, Anica was part of the panel on “sustainability and entrepreneurship” and joined in the…

E-ship: the uncertainty board game – test-run with game creators

We were very excited to welcome Dr. Rajiv V. Basaiawmoitto and Dr. Taru Deva, the creators of the E-ship: Uncertainty board game, Royal Holloway to test-run his entrepreneurship-theme board game. Together with 6 volunteer PhD student, we tried out the game while enjoying the food at the Pack Horse. The feedback was very positive and…

Our social venture in Kenya

written by Roberto Di Bella and Margherita Alinovi, 4th September 2019 In December of 2017 during our first trip to Kenya, we went to visit Jukumu Letu, an organization that offers affordable education to children living in the slums of Nairobi. The uniqueness of the project, absent within the majority of school or similar projects…

Collaborative Entrepreneurship

This past March, Royal Holloway Management Students were given the opportunity to visit Mines-Télecom Business School (IMTBS) to observe how students of management and students of engineering work collaboratively to come up with entrepreneurship ideas. This gave RHUL students the opportunity to observe how IMTBS students overcome obstacles and pursue funding opportunities and recognition to…

Winners of this year’s Entrepreneurship Award

Meet the winners of this year’s Royal Holloway Entrepreneurship Award. All four teams have received seed-funding to continue their amazing work. EazyRent and ReWine will represent Royal Holloway in the National Santander Entrepreneurship Competition. So wish them good luck for this amazing opportunity. Assempa: In partnership with Olive International Konsult, FareShare and Enactus University of…

What happened since Cohabit was runner-up at the Entrepreneurship Award?

  Last year I was fortunate enough to be placed as runner up in the 2018 Royal Holloway University Entrepreneurship award. With the award came £500 worth of seed money and mentoring from an industry professional, Jamila Yu; in order to start my business venture, Cohabit. My initial idea was a website that could connect…

Meet The Guildford Bike Project

The Guildford Bike Project is a charity that operates as a social enterprise repairing, selling, servicing or recycling bikes in Surrey. Since 2012, the Guildford Bike Project has been operating to educate young people who are left out of traditional education and provide them with opportunities for their development. At the same time, they help…