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State of Ambition

A campaign platform for young people to become known for their ambition and access support and opportunities by mobilising their networks.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Other
  • Location GBK Restaurants Ltd, Lindsey Street, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Currency GBP
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

State of Ambition, formerly known as Next Step Up, is relaunching by the end of June. We inspire young people to work out what their ambition is and campaign for 21 days to get the message out there. SoA is a sustainable solution to youth unemployment as we are inspiring a behavioural change in young people. Our revenue comes from youth facing organisations and brands looking for exposure to the youth market.


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    Simon Brown
    Senior Developer

    Simon specialises in Objective-C, Ruby, Actionscript 3.0, javascript, XHTML, CSS, and Javascript to name a few. His passion lies in building intuitive websites and great mobile apps. Luckily for us, he is in charge of the mobile development of State of Ambition and the API.

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    Kerry Squires
    Lead Designer

    Kerry has been working on the design of both user-experience and user-interface for State of Ambition and is an award winning design graduate.

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    Darshan Sanghrajka
    Founder | Product and Marketing Director

    Previously, Managing Director and co-founder of design and communications agency, The House London, Darshan is now focused on developing SoA and driving growth. He has experience solving social and commercial problems using creative, strategy, design-thinking and, technology. Over the past decade, he has worked with large clients such as Adidas, the Commonwealth Foundation, the Design Council, Sanyo, The National Trust, Britvic and many start ups

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    Abizer Kapadia
    Technical Director

    Abizer combines a passion for innovation and design with in-depth knowledge of current and emerging web technologies. He is responsible for the architecture and front-end development of the platform. His skills include Ruby, Python, Javascript, CoffeeScript, CSS, SASS, HTML5, Django and EventMachine. He has worked alongside clients including CISCO, Juniper Networks, Nortel, BT, Oracle and Sanyo.

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    Fiona Maguire
    Sustainable Development Lead

    Fiona is a bright graduate from the University of Edinburgh and a keen advocate of sustainable business and wants to help create a business that helps young people succeed. We’re lucky to have her energy and brains on the team.

Previous Investors

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    Design Council
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    Nominet Trust