Each business has a story behind it. Some are complicated, whilst some others may be pretty straightforward. However, the one thing that all business stories will have in common is that they are driven by individuals; a personal account of how drive, determination and planning overcame challenges, trials and tribulations.
Sometimes an individual can emerge from a business story more inspirational than the business itself. De Montfort University Global MBA student Jane Hearst is a perfect example.
The 24-year-old joint-winner of the university’s 2018 Pitch2Win competition, which The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity proudly sponsors, was forced to overcome personal challenges before she could even focus on creating her business idea; a business idea which in itself is deeply personal to Jane.
Jane is the CEO of The Curious Observer, whose primary service is called Glimpse. Glimpse uses film production as a way of providing individuals with a life guidance service, culminating in a shoot and shareable product. The result is a form of narrative therapy, which Jane herself admits proved to be personally beneficial.
The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity joined a panel of inspirational speakers at the De Montfort University Innovation Centre’s co-working café on Wednesday 24 January, forming part of the centre’s ‘Connect at the Co-Working Café’ event focusing on the topic ‘New Year, New You’.
In attendance on behalf of The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity, Chair of Trustees David Howard delivered a background talk on the support that the Charity provides through interest-free business and education loans, specifically for young entrepreneurs wishing to establish or develop a business within Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland.
Also speaking on the evening was DMU student and founder of Evade Magazine, Emma Guy; the latest winner of the university’s Pitch2Win competition, which The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity sponsors annually.
The evening also consisted of a Q&A and networking session, which saw David engage with many of those in attendance on a one-on-one basis, discussing potential business ideas and the finer details of the Charity’s application process.
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Students at De Montfort University will be able to learn more about the support available from the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity (STWLC) at this year’s Health & Life Sciences PAVE (Plan Ahead, Value Employability) Conference on Tuesday 8th November.
The Charity will be in attendance throughout the duration of the event, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, which is being held at DMU’s conference facility The Venue – formerly known as the John Sanford Centre.
A student who set up her own business teaching children and young people about maths and science recently won De Montfort University’s Pitch2Win Awards – which are sponsored by the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity.
The Charity’s Head of Trustees attended the finale of this university-wide contest on Thursday 26 April, where he also presented the grand prize to this year’s winner.
Student entrepreneurs from De Montfort University will find out who has won a £1,000 prize tonight (26 April) in the finals of a university-wide contest to find the best start-up idea – which has been sponsored by The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity.
The Pitch2Win finals will be held at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) with guests from Leicestershire companies, business mentors and staff from DMU’s range of business support services.
A recent De Montfort University Graduate is currently studying for the Bar, with her sights set on becoming a barrister, thanks to assistance from The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity.
Jasmin Mohamed, who completed her undergraduate Law degree at DMU, gained a deeper desire to become a barrister during her studies – which has led her to firmly set her sights on reaching her goal.
After completing an MA in Drama and Film at De Montfort University (DMU), with support from the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity, education borrower Jennifer Voss has now embarked on a PhD as a member of one of the establishment’s research centres.
Jennifer began her Master’s degree back in 2013, and following this 15-month course her supervisors felt her work was original enough to be considered for a PhD. In January 2015, she was put forward to apply for a PhD at DMU, to be funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, through the Midlands 3 Cities Doctoral Training Partnership.
Around 800 career-driven students attended De Montfort University’s PAVE (Plan Ahead, Value Employability) conference on Tuesday 10th November, and Sir Thomas White Loan Charity trustee David Howard was on hand to promote its business and education loans.
Between 11:00am and 3:00pm, the Charity had a stand in the main conference hall of the University’s new event space The Venue.
Students at De Montfort University will be able to learn more about the support available from the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity (STWLC) at this year’s Health & Life Sciences PAVE (Plan Ahead, Value Employability) Conference on Tuesday 10th November.
The Charity will be in attendance throughout the duration of the event, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, which is being held at DMU’s brand-new conference facility The Venue – formerly known as the John Sanford Centre.
Are you a recent graduate, struggling to get a full-time job in the role that you want?
James and his business partner Craig were in the same situation when they graduated with degrees in Music Technology from De Montfort University.