Marc Wileman: Sublime Science

This entrepreneur is making science awesome and entertaining with parties that have inspired more than one million children

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Marc Wileman, 31
Sublime Science

While the UK may have produced some of the greatest scientists the world has ever seen, Marc Wileman was concerned that a “health and safety gone mad” culture had sucked the life out of science. This drove him so nuts that he decided to do something about it and so Sublime Science was created.

Started from his parent’s spare room with a small loan from The Prince’s Trust and the help of a credit card when he was just 22, Wileman launched the business with the sole mission of making science awesome again.

How has Wileman achieved this? By setting off rockets and making slime and “then sneaking in the learning and science education when they’re having too much fun to notice”. The company carries out this feat at action-packed children’s parties, with presenters visiting homes, schools and other suitable locations to wow their audiences with an hour of “magic” tricks, experiments and making.

After a successful appearance on Dragons’ Den – the entrepreneur secured £50,000 from Sarah Willingham and Nick Jenkins in 2015 – the Sublime Science party now lays claim to being the most popular children’s parties in the UK. In fact, these parties have inspired more than one million children to date and garnering over 2,000 rave reviews.

The company has also now undertaken its first international trip and Wileman tell us that he has several exciting projects planned to inspire children in Africa.

With more than 50 interested parties on board to coordinate its global expansion, it’s clear that this is just beginning of Sublime Science’s plan to help children “all over the world discover how awesome science can be” …

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