Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2018: Meet the Finalists
All aged 30 and under, these entrepreneurs are revelling in the kind of success expected of much more established business owners…
Founded by James Jenkins-Yates, 28, Tom Jones and Daniel Scott, Airsorted is the start-up creating a global platform to make home-sharing hassle-free. Its technology uses automated systems that assist in everything from property listing to cleaning, account management and guest communications. It even offers its 2,000 hosts a dashboard to monitor performance and improve their earnings (which stand at £32m so far…).
Learn more about Airsorted and cast your People’s Champion vote here
Abbas Kazmi founded Collegiate Capital in 2016 when he was just 25 – a venture capital firm that provides everything from technological and legal support to marketing, international expansion and accounting services (as well as funding). An entrepreneur since the age of 16, he’s now responsible for an organisation that’s aiming to invest over $100m in cutting-edge start-ups and be the most entrepreneur-friendly VC in the world.
Learn more about Collegiate Capital and cast your People’s Champion vote here
Combining an entertainment agency with licensing and ventures, Attachment is the start-up bringing together the world’s greatest talent and brands for events and endorsements. Founded by Ben Saul-Garner (28) and Chris Elrin, Attachment has already worked with major names including Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Duran Duran and James Corden, as well as Google, Airbnb, ASOS, and Spotify.
Learn more about Attachment London and cast your People’s Champion vote here
Robert Grieg-Gran, Giles Humphries, and Myles Hopper (30), have built a company that’s not only helping people stay healthy – with its nutritionally-balanced, pre-proportioned recipe boxes that are gluten and dairy-free – but that has already donated 600,000 meals to children in poverty to date through charity One Feeds Two. It now claims to be the #1 ranked recipe box service on Trustpilot.
Learn more about Mindful Chef and cast your People’s Champion vote here
Co-founded by 28 year-old Tom Mundy, Goodlord’s aim is simple: to make the over-complicated process of renting simple and transparent for everyone. Its online platform has digitised tenancy creation and progression to make it easier for agents, landlords and tenants. In 2018, 88,114 tenants went through the Goodlord platform (a year-on-year increase of 55,237 and a total of 39,549 tenancies were completed.
Learn more about Goodlord and cast your People’s Champion vote here
Founded by 30-year old Roheel Ahmed and Scott Parsons, Forsyth Barnes is an executive appointments consultancy. Rather than waiting for clients to begin funding rounds and monitoring progress, it works with them to make introductions to various VC’s and PE’s in its network. Acting as a partner, it’s able to help select the right financier for clients, as well as adding another growing business to the financier’s portfolio.
Learn more about Forsyth Barnes and cast your People’s Champion vote here
Linkilaw is the legal platform for startups and small businesses, providing quality legal advice at an affordable cost, to start-ups in the following areas: commercial & company law, Intellectual Property, employment, and commercial property. Since inception, it’s helped over 3,000 businesses, grown 500% in 2017 and continued a stable 12% growth month on month. 25 year-old founder Alexandra Isenegger has also been honoured by Forbes’ 30 under 30.
Learn more about Linkilaw and cast your People’s Champion vote here
Founded by Chris Abbass (29) and Phillip Blaydes, Talentful works with high growth technology companies across the UK, Sweden and Germany to ensure they hire the right people in a timely, cost-effective manner. It has scaled to 70 people over three years and now has two offices in London and Manchester, giving them the chance to work with stellar names such as King.com, Box.com, Bloomberg and Amazon.
Learn more about Talentful and cast your People’s Champion vote here