Connexin founders to give keynote speech at Entrepreneurs Day

THE founders of Connexin will deliver the keynote speech at a showcase for graduate business start-ups.

Managing Director Furqan Alamgir and Chief Operating Officer Alex Yeung will talk about what it takes to be an entrepreneur and take part in a question and answer session with graduates.
Connexin is also donating prizes to the winners of the Company to Watch 2013, E-Commerce Innovation of the Year 2013 and Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 at the Entrepreneurs Day being organised by the Graduate Entrepreneurship Project.
Mr Alamgir: “We want to support and encourage local entrepreneurs because they change economies and make life better for everyone.”
Hull has struggled to find the new industry after the fishing and mass manufacturing era. The people that will create the most jobs in the quickest time will be the entrepreneurs.
“Hopefully, our involvement in the day will give the graduates access to people who have made mistakes and learned from them and are in a very fast-moving environment.

“Since coming to Hull, we are already mentoring two companies. The feedback from them is great. Our aim is to give something back to the local community and hopefully from that grow ourselves as well.”



The Graduate Entrepreneurship Project brings together universities across Yorkshire and the Humber to help students and graduates who are looking to start up in business. The Entrepreneurs Day takes place on Thursday, March 7 at Hull University’s Enterprise Centre. Malcolm Joslin, President of Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce will make the opening address. Connexin has sponsored the prizes for the awards. Winners in each category will receive an internet phone package, including the latest handsets, a five-page website design and five days mentoring from the company.


Liz Johnson, Graduate Entrepreneurship Project Manager, approached Connexin after reading about the company and discovering Alex was a graduate of Hull University. She said: “Graduates on the project like listening to real-life stories of other graduates who have set up their own businesses and experienced the problems involved. “I hope they will be inspired by the speakers and realise there are opportunities out there for them too if they think outside the box.”


The Graduate Entrepreneurship Project is part funded by the European Union through European Regional Development Funding under the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme 2007-13.


• Places on the Entrepreneurs Day are limited. For more details on how to get involved contact Liz on [email protected]