• Aimava – aimava.com
• Henley Business School – henley.ac.uk
• St. James’s Place Wealth Management – sjp.co.uk
• System 1 Group (BrainJuicer) – www.system1group.com
• Professor Scrubbingtons – www.scrubbingtons.com
• iStart Ventures, Shanghai, China
UK Endorsements ‘St James Place Wealth Mgt’ and ‘System 1 Group (BrainJuicer)
“My children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and have since told their friends (and the friends’ parents) about upstarts4startups so you have obviously tapped into something fantastic. I think it is a great concept and I only wish it was around when I was their age!” Matthew Burke, Head of Technology Ventures, Williams Advanced Engineering.
“Thank you both so much for the chance to participate. We really had a great time. I think it is a really excellent opportunity for kids to start to think about business, as well as see what offices are like.” Jan Harley, Unilever Ventures.
“It was an ABSOLUTE pleasure working with you both on the run up to the event and also on the day. In all honesty, you guys are sooooo organised and fabulous that I didn’t have to do much at all. I must say it was not only a fun event but also inspiring to see young minds coming up with great ideas… I’m ‘laving’ it will stay in my mind for a long time 🙂 ” Denise Barratt, European Events and Office Manager (London), BrainJuicer
“The day we spent with you in London in the summer was a real motivational charge for Toby, and I know that it was the key to driving him on his entrepreneurial path” Don Spalinger, Director Corporate Relationships, Southampton University
“It was valuable to go through the UpStart4StartUps process of idea > design > marketing with my daughter who made new friends and worked with a founding young UpStart designing cards. Great workshop, good site, and venue with plenty of ideas to develop. Thanks for setting this up and bringing young Upstarts to showcase their experience” Fidel Torreiro, Henley Business School Exec program and Associate Director Regulatory Affairs, AbbVie
“We all (esp. the kids!) had such a great time so thank you to you and your team for this event. My kids certainly got a lot out of it and were talking about it the next day as well” Manish Ladwa – IT Support Manager, BrainJuicer
“My daughter and I had a fantastic time and can’t thank you and Andrew enough. Thanks also to all those involved in organising this event and to BrainJuicer – she has now decided she wants to work in this kind of office :-)” Bhav Kotecha, Clinical Lead, BUPA Dental Services.
“thank you for giving my son the opportunity to attend this workshop. He immensely enjoyed the whole experience.” “Wishing you great success in this endeavour, I must mention that you and Andrew were truly amazing. The commitment, passion and energy that we saw on the day from both of you speaks volumes” Prachi Nema – Senior Analyst, Enterprise Communications at IHS Markit | Technology
“Many thanks for a superb event Richard. It was great for my neice to get some time in a business environment and she really enjoyed it” Rob Bradbury – Agile Project Manager
“My son liked how people liked his ideas, interacting with other children, and selling, and will start a small neighbourhood venture to earn pocket money for future savings”Sanjay Rajendera, with son Owen (11) (Henley Business School Exec MBA Program and Bristol-Myers Squibb)
“It was great to have the opportunity to see my kids learning about business basics in a fun way and watch them grow with confidence as they pitched their products. It was a fun day and a fun way to learn.” Neil Poole and Heath (10) & Silvia (8) (Henley Alumnus)
China, Shanghai Endorsements April 2017
Although it is small, but the adults and children inspire each other, work together, is a very good communication and cooperation.
Alex Xu Hong 17:54
Thank you for the beginning of the ventures organisation, thanks to Richard, Andrew and the staff and volunteers for the guidance and collaboration. The children had a creative day. Very meaningful activities!
Thanks to the organizers, the activities are great and meaningful, this is yesterday came back to the children summed up the pioneering five steps: 1. Production of products, 2. Design Brands & Pricing, 3. Display table, 4. Attractive to Buy, 5. Count the money
Limisha (Wang Chunhua) 22:02
Great experience ~ ~ Thank the organizers, teachers and volunteers for the hard work, the children are also good clever and clever, each child has their own shining
The activity is so meaningful, the child is full of harvest! Thank you, the organizers of all the teachers, we have worked
Alex Xu Hong 20:51
Children have a great business potential
Thank you for starting Ventures organization, thank Richard, Andrew and the staff and volunteers for the guidance and collaboration. The kids had a creative day. Very meaningful event!