If you tend to think that successful businesspeople must be working 24/7 and don’t have any sense of humour, think twice. This Wednesday, young entrepreneur Ry Morgan who just graduated from the University of St Andrews a few years ago will be talking about his personal journey of founding several successful ventures. I have recently attended one of his talks myself and I strongly recommend this event. This evening is likely to be very informative yet entertaining because Ry truly knows how to keep his audience engaged.
So, just a little about Ry’s background: He is the current CEO and Co-Founder of PleaseCycle, a start-up which combines the booming trends of cycling, technology and gamiﬁcation to create innovative employee-engagement software around cycling to work. A ﬁrst-class graduate, Ry has always tried to immerse himself within the realms of entrepreneurship. Whilst at university he was an intern for The Scottish Institute for Enterprise, also winning their national New Ideas competition. This shows that being active at uni really pays out later on, doesn’t it?
In 2009, Ry completed a three-month “Enternship” at CURB Media – impressing his boss enough to launch PleaseCycle with him upon graduation. Ry also runs a handful of successful pet-projects, including an entertaining but controversial adult-oriented project which has trended worldwide on Twitter. He also is an RSA Fellow, was in YHP’s “top 20 young UK entrepreneurs for 2012″, won the Entrepreneur Country Young Masters award for Innovation 2011, and recently picked up a Shell LiveWire Grand Ideas Award.
So, if you want to hear more about Ry’s secrets for being successful, network with like-minded people AND have a great time, we are looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday October 3rd, 6.00pm, Arts Tower Lecture Theatre 9. You can join the Facebook event here. It is all being organised by the Sheffield Entrepreneurs students’ society, but you don’t have to be a member to attend. However, you can join the society straight away if you like, and find out more about ways to get involved.