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‘Get out of the building’ – understanding your customer with Simon MacKenzie

Future Worlds mentor Simon MacKenzie has built on a background in drug discovery and biotech to launch multiple startups, now with a wider scope towards providing his business development, strategic...

What’s the perfect gift for an entrepreneur this Christmas?

Google has announced that the most searched for gift ideas this Christmas are Call of Duty, Ugg boots and the iPhone X. Let’s face it though, we’re all more likely...

‘Persistence is key’ – startup tips from NetPay’s Carl Churchill

NetPay Group Managing Director Carl Churchill is a specialist in business structure and sales growth, boasting close to two decades’ experience launching award-winning telecom, ISP and fintech ventures. In last...

BioFIT – Day Two – Renovos pitches in Start-up Slam

After an exciting and successful first day at BioFIT 2017, the Future Worlds team arrived early on Wednesday morning at the Palais de la Musique et des Congrès convention centre,...

BioFIT – Day One – Medical spinouts star in Strasbourg

The Future Worlds team arrived at the Palais de la Musique et des Congrès in Strasbourg early on Tuesday morning, poised to exhibit the University of Southampton’s ground-breaking medical innovations...

Mentor Masterclass – how to build a biotech company with Simon Kerry

Business expert Simon Kerry has built a number of early stage life science companies, including the successful University of Southampton spinout Karus Therapeutics.  In his Mentor Masterclass last week Simon...

Future Worlds Medicine launch injects ‘energy and drive’ into university innovations

A growing entrepreneurial culture among medical innovators at the University of Southampton was praised by senior industry leaders at the official launch of the Future Worlds Medicine initiative in London....

Hitting the sweet spot – lessons from Nectar with co-founder Duncan Stirling

KEM Investments Director Duncan Stirling built on one the nation’s most recognisable brands, Nectar, by devising and marketing a data driven business model. Last week, he advised how to start...

The future is now: why it’s time to start your business

The Cube at the University of Southampton Students’ Union was a hub of activity last week for ‘The future is now: teenage millionaires, entrepreneurs and innovators’, a packed Freshers’ Week...

A Fresher’s Guide to Future Worlds

You’re here at last – years of exams, numerous UCAS visits and careful applications all culminating in that scary moment when you opened your results. And now, your freedom and...

Spinout Stories with Ali Tavassoli – ‘From the lab to the clinic, and back again’

Enterprise Champion Professor Ali Tavassoli leads an interdisciplinary team of scientists developing novel chemical tools that will inspire new therapeutics, expanding on a research platform he co-developed in a five-year...

Work vs life – is it possible to strike a balance?

An entrepreneur is in control of their own destiny. They can change the world around them and – sometimes – build a personal fortune along the way. Exhilarating, right? What...

Mentor Masterclass – getting your hands on the cash with Michael Gifford

Indigo& co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Michael Gifford has valuable experience that can help SMEs grow. Last week, he shared his tips to make startups and spinouts investment ready in...

Dragons’ Den reflections – follow the student startups’ continuing stories

Check behind the scenes in sunny Southampton this summer, and you’ll find an energetic entrepreneurial culture is quietly on the rise. As some students prepare to sit back and relax...

Improving treatment for premature babies – an entrepreneur’s journey ‘from bench to bedside’

Child Health Professor Howard Clark has founded University spinout Trimunocor to combat neonatal chronic lung disease. This week, he discussed his inspirational journey ‘from bench to bedside’ as he approaches...

Mentor Masterclass – Ben Clark’s dos and don’ts to scaleup your startup

Startup specialist Ben Clark’s diverse business experience has helped create a national waste management service, developed ambitious enterprises in Africa and grown a Hampshire and Silicon Valley based software-as-a-service (SaaS)...

Mentor Masterclass – how to succeed with crowdfunding

Crowdfunding expert Chris Buckingham has supported everything from artists to zoos in the UK’s evolving startup ecosystem and recently launched Crowdfunding Readiness Assessment, his latest in a series of books...

Student startups seal the deal at Southampton Dragons’ Den

A smart academic search platform and a Japanese learning app scooped £50,000 of investment as student startup talent was celebrated at Future Worlds’ third annual Southampton Dragons’ Den. Six ambitious...

Secrets to success – investors’ tips on how to prosper in Dragons’ Den

Future Worlds’ annual entrepreneurial extravaganza returns this weekend with the latest instalment of its growing Dragons’ Den series. The contest offers six aspiring student startups the opportunity to pitch for...

Mentor Masterclass – What are the common features behind entrepreneurs’ successes and scars?

Electronics expert Steve Braithwaite has consulted for startups and companies on over 50 designs in his role as founder and Chief Technology Officer of ASH Wireless Electronics. Last week he detailed...

Mentor Masterclass – lessons from the Ministry of Sound Chairman and the ‘ever-changing’ music scene

Ministry of Sound Chairman Lohan Presencer has grown one of the most famous music brands in the world across two decades in a sector that is almost unrecognisable from when he...

Startup skills: highlights from the sprint

It’s not every day that a group of Business School students get together with their peers from Electronics and Computer Science, to compete for VIP entry to Ministry of Sound....

The entrepreneurial recipe – Filippo Massarelli’s five ingredients for startup success

Entrepreneur Filippo Massarelli has been on an exciting journey since he first flirted with the startup scene as an ambitious engineering student in Southampton. Last week, he arrived back in...

Mentor Masterclass – What are the ingredients to building an $85m business?

University of Southampton alumna Shirin Dehghan founded, expanded and subsequently sold mobile communications business Arieso for $85m. Last week, she returned to Highfield Campus as a speaker and series sponsor...

CES 2017 – Day Eight – reflections on an incredible show

I’m currently sitting in a hotel room just a few hundred meters from the edge of the south rim of the Grand Canyon. I can hardly believe that just 38...

CES 2017 – Day Seven – massage chairs and misadventures

Everyone seemed in high spirits as we gathered in Tyler’s room, ready to head to the show for one last time. With the constant activity and all the excitement over...

CES 2017 – Day Six – Freddie, Facebook Live and Film Crews

The Minister for Digital and Culture is a difficult act to follow, but by the time we were halfway along the backstreet route to Sands Expo an even more important...

CES 2017 – Day Five – digital minister wowed by Future Worlds tech

Wow. What a day. The government lead that I hinted on in yesterday’s blog not only came off but escalated to monumental levels. Let me start at the beginning: You...

CES 2017 – Day Four – Excitement at Eureka Park

I’ve adopted a familiar routine now, which involves waking at 5am each morning. This affords two hours to write the blog before I send it to Jon for the next...

CES 2017 – Day Three – “Dude, your stand has been pimped!”

An overflowing bowl of Cheerios has been my breakfast of choice in the last few days and this morning was no exception. It’s a welcome sprinkling of normality in a...

CES 2017 – Day Two – SharkStream motion capture stops traffic

Having woken at 2am I was a little envious to discover that the rest of the Future Worlds team had got four more hours under their belt when we gathered...

From startup to superpower – a Mentor’s inside story on how to get there

Staff and students at the University of Southampton have been receiving first-rate business advice from Future Worlds Mentors in a series of informative engagement lunches. The talk series, which was...

Ask the Entrepreneur – seven things we learned from our panel of startup supremos

Future Worlds Mentors Mike Payne, Robbie Rice and Brian Luff took to the stage at Union Southampton this week for an honest Q&A session with an audience of future startup...

Innovation strategies for demanding markets – special insight from a strategy consultant

Staff and students at the University of Southampton are receiving first-rate business advice from Future Worlds Mentors in a series of informative engagement lunches. The talk series, which is being...

Making innovation happen – charting the rapid rise of a teenage millionaire mentor

Staff and students at the University of Southampton are receiving first-rate business advice from Future Worlds Mentors in a series of informative engagement lunches. The talk series, which is being...

Converting potential into profits – a Mentor’s guide to successful sales strategies

Staff and students at the University of Southampton are receiving first-rate business advice from Future Worlds Mentors in a series of informative engagement lunches. The talk series, which is being...

Putting the user first – a Fresh approach to user experience design

Staff and students at the University of Southampton are receiving first-rate business advice from Future Worlds Mentors in a series of informative engagement lunches. The talk series, which is being...

How to succeed with a large corporate buyer – a Mentor’s advice on using risk as a tool

Staff and students at the University of Southampton are receiving first-rate business advice from Future Worlds Mentors in a series of informative engagement lunches. The talk series, which is being...

Vision and values – a Mentor’s guide to starting, growing and selling successful businesses

Staff and students at the University of Southampton are receiving first-rate business advice from Future Worlds Mentors in new a series of engagement lunches. The talk series, which is being...

‘Keeping talent is key’ – Mike Payne on startups, SolidWorks and sales secrets

“Why did SolidWorks win when there was a product in the market that was more mature?” entrepreneur Mike Payne asked his audience. “The answer is it didn’t have a single...

‘Taxi! What’s the best route to career success?’

It wasn’t the prospect of free taxis that tempted me in, honest! It was late 2014 when I was first approached about an ambitious tech project two brothers were moving...

Director’s Cut – Student entrepreneurs’ pitches in the Dragons’ Den

Soak up the atmosphere from a gripping ECS Entrepreneurs Dragons’ Den as we reflect on the show’s stories and look forward to the contest’s revival this spring. Over the years,...

CES 2016 finale – Inside the world’s largest Consumer Electronics Show – Day Seven

Future Worlds reached a truly global audience this January as it showcased its latest products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The team promoted all of the platform’s startups...

CES 2016 – Inside the world’s largest Consumer Electronics Show – Day Six

Future Worlds is reaching a truly global audience this January as it showcases its latest products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The team is promoting all of the...

CES 2016 – Inside the world’s largest Consumer Electronics Show – Day Five

Future Worlds is reaching a truly global audience this January as it showcases its latest products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The team is promoting all of the...

CES 2016 – Inside the world’s largest Consumer Electronics Show – Day Four

Future Worlds is reaching a truly global audience this January as it showcases its latest products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The team is promoting all of the...

CES 2016 – Inside the world’s largest Consumer Electronics Show – Day Three

Future Worlds is reaching a truly global audience this January as it showcases its latest products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The team is promoting all of the...

CES 2016 – Inside the world’s largest Consumer Electronics Show – Day Two

Future Worlds is reaching a truly global audience this January as it showcases its latest products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The team is promoting all of the...

CES 2016 – Inside the world’s largest Consumer Electronics Show – Day One

Future Worlds is reaching a truly global audience this January as it showcases its latest products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The team is promoting all of the...

How to pitch to Lord Sugar – an interview with Future Worlds’ in-house entrepreneur

How does a serial entrepreneur prepare for a make or break pitch with a business giant? ECS Entrepreneurs’ Ed and Steph recently caught up with Future Worlds’ co-founder Reuben Wilcock...

Expert Insight: Raising funds for your new business (part three)

Future Worlds mentor and business expert Mike Lurcock has overseen the financial planning of tech startups and multi-million pound investment funds across an impressive career as a management accountant. He...

From Southampton to San Francisco: My exciting startup story

Future Worlds mentor Ali Saheli traveled across the Atlantic in his quest to become a successful entrepreneur. The charismatic Electronics and Computer Science alumnus created an innovative startup from a pet project in...

Expert insight: Raising funds for your new business (part two)

Future Worlds mentor and business expert Mike Lurcock has overseen the financial planning of tech startups and multi-million pound investment funds across an impressive career as a management accountant. He...

Expert insight: Raising funds for your new business (part one)

Future Worlds mentor and business expert Mike Lurcock has overseen the financial planning of tech startups and multi-million pound investment funds across an impressive career as a management accountant. He...

Enter the Dragons: Students stride into Dragons’ Den

A nervous excitement buzzed around the University of Southampton’s Students’ Union this spring as six sets of ambitious student entrepreneurs prepared to pitch their business ideas to real investors. Stacks...