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Entrepreneurship at Liverpool
The University is committed to nurturing entrepreneurship within its student body and many alumni have found success by becoming their own boss.
We asked some of them how they did it and what advice they would give to others. Read what they said by clicking through to the interviews below.
Paul Barry-Walsh (BA Hons Economics & Economic History 1976) is the founder of the Fredericks Foundation, a leading UK microfinance organisation that helps disadvantaged people to set up or expand their own business.
Sir Robin Saxby
Robin Saxby (BEng Electronics 1968, Hon DEng 2000) is a technology entrepreneur who served as chairman, president and chief executive of technology company ARM Holdings plc., retiring from ARM in October 2007. Today he is an angel investor and advisor to various technology start-ups.
Dr Simon Waddington
Dr Simon Waddington (BSc Hons Physics 1985, PhD 1988) is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at a venture capital firm, where he builds new companies from leading edge innovations coming from academia and entrepreneurs across the spectrum of the life sciences. He is also the alumni ambassador for the US (North California)
Find out more about entrepreneurship at Liverpool and get advice and support if you're just starting out:
From rock star to entrepreneur: what it takes to succeed
Paul Redmond, Head of Careers and Employability Service, offers his take on becoming a successful entrepreneur
Developing entrepreneurship at the Management School
The University of Liverpool Management School aims to foster a culture of enterprise and entrepreneurship for students across all disciplines and is proud to be active in the delivery of enterprise education.