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Guest Speaker: Elliot Thomas

Applied Computing Graduate and Successful Entrepreneur Elliot Thomas (left) returned to the School today to share what he has learned with our students. Elliot (Winner of Start-Up Weekend Swansea) secured funding and support from several backers and has started two Businesses since graduating Fuzmo (a Pet Picture sharing App) and Skippr (an Instagram Marketing App). 
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Students photo-bombing 🙂

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The students thoroughly enjoyed Elliot’s talk and we would like to thank Elliot for returning to the School and look forward to welcoming him back in the future :-). Thank you Elliot – Good luck with your new ventures and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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TechHub Swansea Launch Party

techhubTechHub Swansea is a New community and workspace for tech entrepreneurs in the City and becomes the fifth TechHub location after London and Manchester in the UK, and Riga and Bucharest in Europe.

TechHub  with links to Google and Blackberry, nurture tech entrepreneurs,  and provide a place where they can work, meet, collaborate, network, learn and have fun. TechHub state:

“We provide physical and virtual spaces that enable technology startups to work smarter, develop faster and increase their chance of success. How? Through our one-vision global community… Entrepreneurs and their teams drop in or set up shop, advice flows freely (so does beer and pizza), angels appear, relationships blossom.” (1)

The TechHub community and workspace in Swansea is designed to create opportunities for entrepreneurs and start-ups in the region to create new products and hi-tech jobs in and around the City.

In an article for WalesOnline by Rupert Hall,  Matt Warren, entrepreneur and co­founder of TechHub Swansea said:

“We’re thrilled! Opening a TechHub in Swansea will massively boost the region’s existing tech businesses and help them compete on an international scale, while also being five minutes from the beach.” (2)

In a recent Blog post TechHub state:

“We are proud to partner with the Welsh Government, both local Universities and of course our global partners, Google, Blackberry and Telefonica’s BlueVia to bring TechHub to Swansea.” (3)

TechHub Swansea launch party will be on Friday 13th December 2013, for more information please click here: http://www.techhub.com/blog/techhub-swansea-launch-party/

Guest Speaker: Andrew Thomas of Brightseed Ltd.

AndrewAndrew Thomas pictured above, a Graduate of the School of Applied Computing, now a Successful Entrepreneur and Technical Director of Brightseed Ltd. located on the Mount Pleasant Swansea Campus, recently spoke with undergraduates at the School about Entrepreneurship and openly shared what it is like to create and run your own Company. Sharing many hints and tips along the way Andrew’s talk was very inspiring and part of the University’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) programme of events.

Building on a strong technical experience gained within a large corporate environment, Brightseed was born out of the passion of providing a quality service to customers with a strong emphasis on a quality product and support.  The partnership with a strong Creative talent (Simon Lee, Creative Director) has propelled Brightseed into a strong position.

The University’s Global Entrepreneurship Week co-insides with News that the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s place as a world-leading authority on enterprise and entrepreneurship education has been further enhanced as a senior United Nations (UN) official is set to spend the next four months at the University to learn about its work and to develop new educational approaches that improve international educational provision and inform new policy developments.

For more information please click-here.

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