YOUNGTREPRENEUR SPEAKERS

Zoe Jackson MBE

Founder – “Living The Dream”
26 years old

Zoe runs the “Living The Dream” dance company which looks to champion people from all walks of life and trains dancers from as young as four years up to professional adults. She recently received an MBE from the Queen for her services to young people.

Michael Kosmas

Founder – NXG Group
29 years old

Michael is an entrepreneur, author, executive producer and motivational speaker. At 29 years old, Kosmas holds the post of CEO of NXG Group, a company he founded while at university, following his passion for the arts and helping young people. NXG Group engages over 1,000 young people annually through programmes that primarily use creative media, and entrepreneurship. At the London Peace Awards in 2010, he was presented with the Diversity Award by then Mayor of London Boris Johnson for his work with young people in the city of London through NXG.

Luke Thomas

Michelin Starred Chef
22 years old

A Master Chef by the age of 15, Luke runs several restaurants and heads many others globally. In the last year he has taken on an exciting new collaboration with Generator Hostels – a global, design-led hostel business. The union has seen him setting up street food style pop-ups in the VIP section of V Festival and launch a brand a new restaurant in his home town of Chester.

Samuel Kasumu

Founder – EN Campaigns
29 years old

Samuel was recognized as one of the top three role models in the UK by Amway International. He also won the Barclays Business Enterprise Award at the Spirit of London Awards (SOLA). In 2011 Samuel was awarded the Young Star of Enterprise Award at the prestigious UK Growing Business Awards (CBI). In 2013 Samuel won the Entrepreneur Champion of the Year award at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards (GBEA). He is now a judge for the GBEA.

Ollie Forsyth

E-Commerce
17 years old

Ollie Forsyth has triumphed over his dyslexia and terrible experiences in school with bullying by becoming a headstrong and proactive entrepreneur. Over the last year he has been working on his PR and building his network, which saw him meet Made in Chelsea’s Hugo Taylor, Piers Linney of Dragons’ Den, and The Apprentice’s Felipe Alviar-Baquero.

Elijah Oyefeso

Stock Trading
21 years old

Few have experienced success like Elijah – he makes £30,000 in a bad month and enjoys spending his money on Rolexes and Lamborghinis. But there’s much more to Elijah than trading and splashing the cash. His disadvantaged background and rags to riches story are what inspired him to set up his business, DCT – “Dreams Come True” – which has seen him make huge investments in other young people’s dreams in the creative and sports industries.

Youngtrepreneur speakers come from diverse social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, their childhood environment ranging from affluent to impoverished. It was not “from rags to riches” for all of them. Not only that but, despite the fact that they have all met with success, they are not all multi-millionaires. Not all of our speakers were geniuses or gifted with a special talent from an early age, and they do not even remotely share the same accolades. Not all of them hold a University degree, and not all of them had a well-paved path of life. What they have in common is that they all found the strength to form the character to be young entrepreneurs in their own right . Most of all, in their course, they acquired the desire to want to help others move into entrepreneurship through sharing their story . See our speakers below and Contact us for more information or to book one of our speakers for your event or special occasion.