Category: Business School Alumni Stories

A lockdown start-up: a Smoofii ride

Launching a start-up takes self-confidence and nerves of steel, regardless of when you decide to take the plunge. But setting up your own business during a global pandemic while still studying? That takes more bravery than most could summon. Yet this is precisely what Fabian Ronig (MSc Entrepreneurship, 2020) has done, launching Smoofii a new…Continue Reading A lockdown start-up: a Smoofii ride

Overcoming barriers

In conversation with Aleksander Napieralski (BSc (Hons) Finance, 2020) Despite the challenges of living with Dyslexia and ADHD, Aleksander Napieralski (BSc (Hons) Finance, 2020) continues to show a huge commitment to working hard! Not only did he graduate from his undergraduate degree with the Business School (formerly Cass) earlier on this year, he is already…Continue Reading Overcoming barriers

Contactless mobile menu

Noticing “significant operational inefficiencies in restaurants, pubs and bars”,  City Launch Labber Joel Satchi (Executive MBA, 2020) envisioned a business which would make ordering food and making payments quicker for customers. With this determination, Emenunow.com – the only plug and play mobile ordering and payments service for hospitality – was born.  We caught up with…Continue Reading Contactless mobile menu

A Road to Extinction

Researched and written by the first Director of the Royal African Society, Dr Jonathan Lawley (Administrative Sciences MBA, 1994 and Chemistry, 1996) chronicles the fascinating 100,000-year history of the Andamanese aboriginals and showcases how modern society threatens to wipe out our earliest human ancestors. We caught up with Jonathan who told us all about his…Continue Reading A Road to Extinction

Income insurance for millennials

  Affordable, Digital and Instant Income Insurance After finding the process of buying or claiming on insurance incredibly frustrating, Reza Hekmat (Actuarial Science, 2014) felt it was time to bring the system into the digital-age, so it no longer took weeks to complete! With Spring now fully set up, the team have been able to…Continue Reading Income insurance for millennials

Mohamed Farid Saleh (Quantitative Finance, 2008) takes home prestigious prize at British Council Alumni Awards in Egypt

In 2012, Mohamed Farid Saleh (Quantitative Finance, 2008) founded Dcode EFC, a leading economic and financial forecasting and advisory firm in Egypt, which went on to grow successfully despite being established during a time of economic uncertainty. This commitment to help businesses and organisations to better face improve economic uncertainty across the country rightfully earned Mohamed…Continue Reading Mohamed Farid Saleh (Quantitative Finance, 2008) takes home prestigious prize at British Council Alumni Awards in Egypt

Alumni recognised in 2020 New Year Honours list

Each year the New Year’s Honours list recognises the achievements and services of people across the UK, from all walks of life. Alongside many famous names, such as Olivia Newton-John and cricketer Ben Stokes OBE, City is delighted to share that seven of our alumni have been recognised for their commitment to various services, including…Continue Reading Alumni recognised in 2020 New Year Honours list

Looking for something Scandinavian, stylish and sustainable? Introducing DELINDH!

Noticing a gap in the market for a men’s premium dress shirt brand, Anton Lindh (MSc Finance with a Specialism in Corporate Finance, 2012) has launched his own high-quality fashion business with his girlfriend, Charlotta, which comes at an affordable price. Through the art of craftsmanship and the aim to be more sustainable, DELINDH offers…Continue Reading Looking for something Scandinavian, stylish and sustainable? Introducing DELINDH!

Cass graduate secures place on prestigious Schwarzman Scholars programme

Congratulations to Alexander Scharrer (BSc Investment and Financial Risk Management, 2016) on being named as one of the Schwarzman Scholars for its Class of 2021. Schwarzman Scholars is designed to prepare graduates to build stronger relationships between China and a rapidly changing world, and to address the most pressing challenges of the 21st Century. Find…Continue Reading Cass graduate secures place on prestigious Schwarzman Scholars programme

The Student Hardship Fund

Doyin has recently completed an MSc in Insurance and Risk Management at the Business School. But without the help of your donations and the student hardship fund this might not have happened. A highly motivated and driven individual, Doyin undertook her Masters in order to bolster the seven years of experience she had already gained…Continue Reading The Student Hardship Fund