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Second year Plymouth University student and entrepreneur Feyi Ogunyeye, wants to change the way we approach issues like low self-employment rates in the 16-24 age group. This is at a time when statistics indicate that less than 11% of self-employed individuals in the UK are below the age of 30 (J.Deane, Self-Employment review pg 8, 2016).
He says that “Due to the lack of awareness and information taught to the younger generation about self-employment, many are put off the concept of running their own business”.
Feyi also thinks that “we live in a society that views getting a traditional job as the expected output of the education system, so that entrepreneurship as a potential outcome of education is neither planned or catered for”. Over the next few weeks, Feyi is taking his first steps towards success as a young entrepreneur and inventor, through launching his “BrighThinking SolarDock”.
The SolarDock is an indoor solar charger for smart-devices that aims to disrupt the trend for the slow adoption of renewable energy products by consumers. It has been running a Crowdfunding campaign closing on May 23rd 2016 in the Virgin Voom business competition.
At a total height of almost 25cm (just 1cm taller than an iPad), and a width of 24.4cm, the modern design of the SolarDock allows consumers to conveniently collect and use green energy on a small and portable scale within their homes and offices.
Notes to editors
For media comment and information about the BrighThinking SolarDock and pathways to student Entrepreneurship contact Feyi at:
Twitter: @FeyiOgunyeye or @BrighThinking1
Feyi is also happy to comment on the Virgin Voom competition.
Managing Director at BrighThinking Ltd
We here at BrighThinking aim to help businessmen and women stand out from the crowd, and make a positive impact on the world, through the design and development of sustainable products, that can be used everyday.
Unfortunately, a lot of the current range of products on the market, operate on the idea that sustainability shouldn't necessarily have to play a role, in improving the way that businesses and those within them operate in their daily lives.
We beg to disagree, and with products such as the SolarDock and Eco-phone stand, BrighThinking are showing the world that it is possible to create a range of innovative and modern products which look good, are user-friendly, and are made sustainably. In order to help businessmen and businesswomen use eco-conscious and bright ideas, to stand out in their working environment.
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