Ask the entrepreneurs!

Wednesday 15 November 2017, 15:00 - 17:00
Aston Business School

Join Aston Business School, BSEEN and the Entrepreneurial Society at 3 pm on the 15th November in the Susan Cadbury Lecture theatre and to ask our alumni entrepreneurs all the questions you want to know about running a business in our Q&A style Ask the Entrepreneurs! Event.

Then join us for drinks and cakes in the MBA lounge to mingle with our alumni entrepreneurs.

We are really excited to welcome back our entrepreneurial alumni:

  • Nick Holzherr, CEO of Whisk, and BBC The Apprentice candidate.
  • Max Game, Managing Director of Bean2bed, leading bean bag bed specialists

 To answer all the questions you want to know about running your own business.  

If you want to submit a question please send them to abs_alumni@aston.ac.uk by 10th November 2017 or join us on the day.

About the Speakers

Nick Holzherr
Nick is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of food tech company Whisk.com and HR software company Air (www.joinair.com). He raised over $2m in funding from technology investors and pitched Whisk.com to Lord Sugar after getting to the final of the BBC Apprentice 2012, where he achieved the series' best task-win record.

Nick was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in enterprise from Aston University. Nick and his businesses have been featured in leading publications including Newsweek, The Guardian, The Telegraph, bbc.co.uk and The Next Web and have won multiple awards including a Cisco BIG award, The Drum’s "One to Watch" honours and The Grocer’s "Top New Talent" award.

Nick also blogs at nickholzherr.com and is available on twitter under @nickholzherr.

Nick Holzherr
Max Game

Both the founders Matt Roberts and Max Game graduated with a BSc in Marketing with Honours from Aston Business School. 

Bean2Bed.com manufactures, markets and retails an innovative guest bed solution: memory foam bean bags with beds inside.

Bean2Bed was created to solve the problem of having guests to stay. There is often a cost and space paradigm, which needed to be addressed. The founders had been let down by air beds (literally) and saw the gap in the market for their innovative, dual-purpose product.

The best thing about running our own busineses is every day is different and you are in charge of your own destiny. It can be hard work and a real rollercoaster however it’s a fantastic journey. You cannot describe the feeling of joy you get when you have gone the extra mile for a customer and they take the time and trouble to Tweet (@Bean2Bed), Facebook message or e-mail in with kind words, positive feedback and (sometimes) a picture of them or their friend/family member enjoying their new Bean2Bed


Event Format

The event will be hosted by 

15:00 Registration

15:10 Q&A with the entrepreneurs
16:00 Networking and chance to chat to entrepreneurs
17:00 Finish

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