Full list of success stories
Imran Merza and Taz Basunia are founders of vegetarian and gluten free confectionary business, Jealous.
Jason Neish is the founder of Milky Mooka, a low fat milk soft drink, free from artificial sweeteners and preservatives.
Jo Ayoubi co-founded Track Surveys Ltd in 2000 to provide a service to companies, which allows them to manage their employees’ performance and improve that performance using online tools to gather consistent and regular feedback.
Warren Knight founded Gloople, UK’s first social sharing e-commerce platform. Gloople provides small to medium sized retailers the tools to reward customers with discounts for liking or sharing a product on their social networks.
Bertie Stephens and Adel Louertatani launched a social-commerce website which creates people a better offer on the product they want to buy.
Birgitte Lydum, founder of Baby Beamers, invented a Sun Snoozer pram cover.
The Kalory Agency
Brijesh Patel and Franck Jehanne are founders of The Kalory Agency, they create visual content based on still images, moving images and written content.
Teresa Le, a business graduate and Vietnamese chef, set up Ladudu Ltd, a Vietnamese mobile cooking school.
Michael Korn is the inventor of KwickScreen, a portable, retractable room divider.
Jon Grant is the managing director of Pure Hydration.
Kidz4Mation was launched in February 2009, publishing a series of books supporting essential child development themes.
Lotwina Farodoye founded Castus UK Ltd in 2009, producing natural and healthy Be Fruity bars.
Guy Jeremiah founded Aquatina Ltd in 2008 to produce a collapsible water bottle as a green alternative to bottled water.
At just 20 years old, Jessica Ratcliffe launched GaBoom.co.uk, providing video game users with an online exchange service.
Women Like Us
Karen Mattison and Emma Stewart set up Women Like Us in 2004 to match employers with women looking for flexible work.
James Davis is the the founder of Upad, a self-service letting agent for landlords.
Cate Trotter set up Insider Trends in 2008. Clients such as American Express and Marks & Spencer have used Insider Trends' services to understand abstract theory trends.
Lisa Irlam launched Swimovate Ltd in November 2009 to create electronic training aids for swimming, building on her personal interest in the sport and ten years of experience in the electronics industry.
Simon Corbett set up Jargon PR in 2008, generating press and media coverage for clients by creating interesting and compelling stories in collaboration with journalists and editors.
Semhal Zemikael and Natasha Faith
Semhal Zemikael and Natasha Faith are the creators of La Diosa, a luxury jewellery brand, specialising in opulent handmade precious and semi-precious necklaces and rings.
Celia Gates is the founder of Doctor Cook cookware, creating new designs to help people hold hot and heavy saucepans.
Tom Latchford is the founder and CEO of Raising IT, which provides IT and web solutions for charities.
Sally Perry and Janine Collins are the founders of Go Figurative, a website for people to buy and sell figurative art
Zandra Johnson is the designer behind Fairytale Furniture: beautiful furniture designed specially for children.
Tabitha Potts is the brains behind Mimimyne, a website specialising in eco-friendly children's clothes, furniture and toys.
Emma-Jayne Parkes and Viviane Jaeger founded SquidLondon, which creates products that interact with the elements.
Martine Burford has gone from selling her ethical beauty brand Ruby Red in Portabello Market, to supplying Harvey Nichols.
Anthony Lau is the managing director of Cyclehoop Ltd, a design company that produces cycle parking for local authorities.
Sue Scott-Horne is the brains behind EGAR, a range of educational games and resources to support young people.
Hugo Middleton launched The Green Giving Co. at the beginning of 2009, providing beautifully designed re-usable gift wrap and cards.
Jim Shaikh is an engineer-turned-entrepreneur. He has created Yoomi, a self-warming baby bottle which makes life easier for parents.
Designer Geraldine Mattis creates innovative tableware designs, including a special healthy-eating plate for schools.
Maria Zedda founded Wideaware, a company that provides disability equality training, both online and face-to-face.
Saad Saraf is founder of advertising agency MediaReach, the first and largest agency to target multicultural audiences.
Sabina Ali runs Motasem, a fashion label that creates glamorous wedding and evening dresses that can be worn again.
William de Lucy
Amplify Trading is fast-growing financial futures trading company that provides software and support for new traders.
Heather founded Wiggly Wigglers on her kitchen table in 1990, and now the Really Rural Store has a £2.5m turnover.
Richard Woods developed “wattson”, an energy monitor that shows you how much electricity your home is using.
Veronica's business, VJEM Events, caters for both public and private sector clients, from Hackney Council to MTV.
Designer Imtaz Khaliq is regarded as one of the leading lights in the new couture tailoring movement.
Ed was motivated to design the BarbeSkew because he was fed up with eating badly cooked barbecued food.
Heather Wilkinson wanted to provide a service to help young entrepreneurs learn the skills to start and grow their business.
Award-winning inventor Mandy developed the ‘no-spills' Anywayup Cup, which has revolutionized the baby cup market.