Entrepreneurship at Middlesex University
One in seven former Middlesex University students manage or own a business, based on new research. Middlesex University is one of the best universities in the UK for graduates looking to start or manage a business.That’s according to independent research from Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance which analysed the jobs of former university students.
MDX ranks 7th best of 121 universities with almost one in seven (13.51%) of its alumni managing or owning a business, the study found.
Some examples include: Jaan Ergin used his MSc in Creative Technology to launch Wireless Racer which offers robotics RC cars which can be driven from anywhere with live video feedback; Sana Jeelani, a MDX Dubai graduate in Human Resources and Psychology, set up home bakery business Ziggy’s Cupcakes in her hometown of Srinagar, Kashmir last year; MDX MSc Sport, Physical Activity and Exercise for Special Populations graduate Nick Bender, a former US Marine, is going through the process of setting up a community interest company for an older people’s wellness and group exercise programme that he runs; Seven recent MDX BA Fashion Design alumni working on their own lines have formed a creative collective called ACB7. During the pandemic, Lauren Good lost her account executive/product development job at a workwear company. She’s now making colourful scrunchies and headbands out of vegan silk alternative bamboo silk for her Good House London brand, which she sold initially through Etsy and now through her own website; Teodora Mitrovska launched her unisex T*Mitrovska label straight after graduation in 2018, and hopes to make it commercially viable within the next five years; another Middlesex University graduate Vincent Amoah has been named as a finalist in TechRound’s BAME 50 Under 50, which ranks the top 50 BAME-driven and founded businesses and start-ups in the UK. Vincent, who obtained a First-Class Business Degree from MDX, has recently launched a fast-growing home renovation company Hutch Renovation.