Entrepreneurs should know no boundaries, says Pavegen founder Laurence Kemball-Cook – and yes, that includes risking a brush with the law to get your idea noticed
Thirty-year-old Laurence Kemball-Cook has more than a whiff of a Richard Branson about him: charming, enthusiastic and perfectly happy to take a few risks in the name of a marketing stunt.
For a start, a bit of building site breaking and entering was the only way he could turn the idea he came up with at Loughborough University – paving and floor tiles that generate electricity from footsteps – into a business.
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The Social Stock Exchange (SSX) wants to bring impact investing – investments which have a social or environmental benefit while also making money – to everyday, individual investors.
SSX is targeting both retail and institutional investors. The more people it can get involved in the social investment market, the more capital will be available for businesses that want to increase their social or environmental impact by scaling up. In the last year SSX’s member companies collectively raised £400m, including the construction of 800 affordable UK homes, 78,000 tonnes of CO2 saved through clean energy, and 8,300 people accessing new healthcare facilities.
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Touker Suleyman has an eye for a nice shirt, a penchant for pocket squares and a firm belief that good shoes go a long way in business.
Read more about his history and his advice for aspiring entrepreneurs in Strategies for Growth.