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sponsormestudent

SponsorMeStudent offers alternatives to student loans by pairing students with individuals and companies willing to sponsor their education.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location United Kingdom
  • Currency GBP
  • Founded October 2012
  • Employees 4
  • Website sponsormestudent.com

Company Summary

Students looking to fund their education upload a one minute video sales pitch about themselves aimed to attract potential sponsors. Sponsors then use drop down menus to streamline their search by college, subject and future employment matches. Online calculators illustrate the potential tax benefits associated with becoming a sponsor while The Market Place gives sponsors exclusive access to student services. Pitch video:http://vimeo.com/52032067

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    suzie halewood

    Suzie comes from a background of film and mathematics. Award-winning features include One More Kiss with Gerard Butler and Bigga Than Ben with Ben Barnes. Her latest venture Sponsor Me: Student allows students to upload promotional pitches of themselves in order to attract sponsorship from individuals and brands, who can then claim tax relief.

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    Terhi Kylliainen

    Terhi Kylliainen is an experienced production co-ordinator who will handle the day-to-day running of all production related aspects of the business as well as sourcing sponsorship. She will ensure that all financial and development needs of the company are met.

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    Bobby Ong

    A recent graduate of UCL, Bobby himself received sponsorship as a recipient of Sime Darby Foundation University Scholarship 2009-2012. He was also recipient of ASEAN A-Levels Scholarship 2007-2008, winner of 2010 London Apprentice Challenge and winner of 2011 London Entrepreneurs Business Pitch Challenge. He also worked as a social media intern at AdExcel and specializes in IT Project Management

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    John King

    John specializes in web development and has worked on a number of freelance projects for small business owners, choosing to work with the full stack of development tools, as well as occasionally incorporating search engine marketing into the process. He previously studied law and computing before achieving a first class degree at the University of Portsmouth in 'eCommerce & Internet Systems'.

Advisors

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    Swan Turton
    Lawyer
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    Saffery Champness
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Private individuals
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