2014 Testimonials

“Bravo to Barclays for the Grad Factor. It is always very special to be able to see the quality of entrepreneurial talent that is coming up through UK universities. I see about a hundred pitches a year from entrepreneurs and the five finalists would certainly have stacked up against any of these.”

Julie Devonshire, Director of Ventures, UnLtd

“The GradFactor is a fantastic competition that champions student entrepreneurship in the UK and is the perfect platform to find the next generation of British entrepreneurs that will build the future businesses of tomorrow. The calibre of entrants was impressive to see and I was blown away by the business ideas and the potential of the students competing. I expect big things from all the startup teams and I have no doubt GradFactor will go on to uncover some fantastic entrepreneurs in the coming years.”

Umesh Kumar, Founder and Programme Manager at Pi Labs

“I loved being involved with the GradFactor. It’s so inspiring to see the ideas, passion and determination of students across the country. Their business ideas blew me away and I think it’s fantastic that an organisation exists to support, encourage and empower student businesses.”

Carrie Green, Founder, Female Entrepreneur Association

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