FUTURE INSPIRED! wants to inspire our audience so that they can turn little ideas in their minds into great and marvellous inventions for the world to enjoy. This will be done by promoting inspirational initiatives and inventions by young people both in and out of education, across many fields. It is proven that youths are good creators and risk takers because we have very little to lose and mostly more energetic. As a result, we are more daring and entrepreneurial. By bringing together these inspirational news, we can all motivate ourselves to start something good today.

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Good business ideas for aspiring students

// By Tunde Sobola on 11 August 2013

Are you a young person in education or leaving education and want to start a business? Here are a few suggestions for you...

I started my cleaning services (green heart clean) 3 years ago during my placement year, since then, I have grown to realise that It is good practice for any young person to consider starting their own business. First of all, I will like to say that starting a business does not have to be a ground breaking idea, but it should be profitable and one you are passionate about.

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Amma Mensah, founder of Beyond the Classroom, shaping young people into effective mentors and role models through drama.

// By Tunde Sobola on 24 July 2013

Back in March 2013, Amma and I met at the launch of a report (by RSA, London) about the modern entrepreneur, she was a contributor to the report. Amma is an award winning social entrepreneur who believes that schools are great at providing young people with academic skills they need, but not always so good at providing other necessary life skills and knowledge. Beyond the classroom works with organisations and schools to complement academic learning with these essential skills through media, drama, dance and mentoring. Here is Amma’s story on how Beyond the classroom started… Read on and be inspired!

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Simon Lyons, founder of Version 22, a product design start-up launching a Kickstarter campaign this year

// By Tunde Sobola on 02 July 2013

Simon is a designer and inventor who recently finished at the University of Loughborough where he studied Product Design and Engineering. I met Simon through a start-up exhibition at the university. Simon is known for winning awards for his unique designs that solve every day problems. Simon started Version 22 as a way of tackling these annoyances by commercialising his ideas. There are many problem solvers out there who can learn from Simon’s approach to design… Read on and be inspired!

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