SPEED Plus: supporting West Midlands start-ups

As soon as I graduated from the University of Warwick, I applied to the Enterprise Fellowship Scheme (EFS): a network for students & graduates of West Midlands universities, providing start-up support to anyone who wanted to be their own boss. EFS provided me with free office space and access to meeting rooms in the University […]

Prezi.com, Smarter SEO & SPEED WM

When it comes to presentation tools, I always feel let down by Microsoft Powerpoint so I was all ears when Sarah Taylor of SPEED WM introduced me to Prezi. This afternoon I had the opportunity to talk to around 20 SPEED WM participants from the University of Wolverhampton and thought I’d give it a try. […]

Business Survives on the Bottom Line

Adam Arnold, chief executive of SmarterHousing, is also beginning to achieve success by breaking the mould. Graduating in 2005, he spotted that university students in Warwick and Coventry were poorly served with housing rental. Rather than take up a graduate traineeship at KPMG he set up internet-based SmarterHousing. Most of SmarterHousing’s rental agreements are signed […]