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Here are some of the entrepreneurs our students are getting to meet on the Essentials of Entrepreneurship module.  Weekly guests inspiring the entrepreneurial talent of our students and student start-ups. Interested in Entrepreneurship?  Find out more about our Business Management Entrepreneurship degree  and entrepreneurship modules.

Maggie Chan

Maggie Chan, Co-Founder of Girls in Charge, Researcher in Entrepreneurship and Deputy Chair of the Engagement Board at Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

Maggie shared her amazing story as a serial entrepreneur who graduated from Oxford University and co-founded the Girls in Charge initiative, which aims to encourage young women to ‘try out’ entrepreneurship through game-based workshops.

Her work has seen her invited to the House of Lords and was featured in the Start-up Magazine and the national entrepreneurship report - Future Founders (2019)

Maggie said: "I had a wonderful time speaking to the students at Chester and seeing their creativity blossom throughout the session. They asked great questions, even some I had never been asked before! What a fantastic group of students!"

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Dhruv Krishnaraj

Dhruv Krishnaraj, Co-Founder and Director of Student Circus

Dhruv explained how he came to the UK from India to do a Master of Science in Management in 2014 and wanted to gain work experience to enhance his skills. Having faced challenges searching for a job in the UK, he came up with the unique idea of developing the job-search platform specifically for international students.

Dhruv said: “Thank you Fran for inviting me to Chester Business School. I enjoyed sharing our journey with the students and they had some wonderful questions. Wishing them all the best in formulating their business ideas.” 

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Dan Barnes and Lina Tejoprayitno, founders of Pop Specs

Dan and Lina shared their journey of success, seeing the company they founded in 2019 become a rapidly growing and ‘disruptive’ alternative to modern eyewear with funky and fun spectacles which are finished within 20 minutes.

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