Seven Hills co-founder Michael Hayman took part in the national launch of the StartUp Britain Student Bus Tour yesterday at Lewisham College in south east London.
In the next few weeks the tour will be visiting 40 universities and further education colleges. Many of them are part of the Gazelle Colleges Group, a network of 19 colleges committed to fostering entrepreneurialism in the Further Education sector, who are sponsoring the tour.
The bus, packed with the very best in business support, will be giving students advice about applying for their StartUp Loan, which is offering up to £82 million to budding young entrepreneurs.
Yesterday, specialist mentoring sessions were also delivered by co-founders of StartUp Britain Emma Jones, Oli Barrett and Michael Hayman, who is also the co-founder of Seven Hills.
Special guest Lord Young of Graffham, Enterprise Advisor to the Prime Minister spoke at the event, telling students how: ”There are 4.5m businesses in the UK, 3.5 of them are people working for themselves, by themselves and that number has been steadily growing over the years.”
“I started working for myself in 1961 and the only technology available was a typewriter, a telephone and a telex. The world is infinitely easier now and the StartUp Britain bus tour is here to make easier for you to start.”