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Startacus Self Starter of the Week - Hall of Fame 2013
by Startacus Admin
It's the month of December! Which means there are only 5 more 'self starters of the week' for 2013. Also, that means that there are only 5 more possible entries who can be in the hat for our Self Starter of the Year, with 1K's worth of consumer Market Research via our friends at Marketest to be won. The what you ask? Well here's a handy link with all the details. And so who's on the board for December? Well, here's who...
30th December 2013 Self Starter of the Week - Paul Stewart
Well Paul Stewart has had a pretty good year. Unibaggage won Micro Business of the Year at the Smarta 100 Awards, and his business is the leading Student Shipping Company in the UK. But that's not entirely why Paul is a Startacus Self Starter of the Week. Paul started Unibaggage after having his 'big idea' at University. He started on his startup journey at that very point, when he decided to do something with that idea : a self starter ideal if ever there was one. Congrats Paul , you are the last Self Starter of the Week of 2013!
Fiona is the Founder of Packed Munches, an online subscription service sending monthly boxes of British food to expats across Europe and the globe. It's a great idea! Packed Munches only launched at the end of October this year but the business has already gained some excellent coverage and press and Fiona and the team will go into the new year with big plans for 2014! Great stuff Fiona you are our Self Starter of the Week!!
Why? Well we reckon Dave Robertson's 'I am' profile speaks for itself really....
"I am ... Dave - the brain behind Forth Bridge Brewery - Scotland's first biomass powered brewery using spent grain (it's waste)!" Were not too sure on the science, but anyone who can develop the concept behind a biomass brewery deserves a little recognition don't you think!? Arise Dave Robertson!
Why? Inder graduated back in June this year and have been working on my own media / marketing venture called KRPT since Oct 2012. KRPT produce online content in collaboration with exciting brands and cover topics from Skateboarding to Music and Youth Entrepreneurship. Content based sites are hard nuts to crack so we salute Inder and his endevours to date! Congrats Inder - you are this weeks Self Starter!
Why? You see, young Chris is a student of psychology at St Andrew's University and, not content with just working hard at his studies, he has hatched an ingenious little plan to make a bit of extra cash and flex his entrepreneurial muscles. His devilishly clever scheme is called Sponsor the Shirt and will give businesses a unique opportunity to get valuable advertising wherever he goes for an entire year! We reckon that def makes him a self starter!