18 Nov 2013

Medical student entrepreneur crowned Britain’s Top Real Role Model 2013

A young student-turned-entrepreneur who launched his own business with the help of Newcastle Science City and Newcastle University’s Rise Up programme has this month been crowned Britain’s Top Real Role Model 2013 (BTRRM).

Studying medicine at Newcastle University, Stuart, 21, was crowned the nation’s most inspiring young entrepreneur, winning a £5,000 prize to help support his start-up business venture, mHealthful.

mHealthful specialises in creating medical apps for patients and healthcare professionals, to help improve the quality of healthcare through mobile solutions. mHealthful’s first product, UniWikis, has been successfully piloted at Newcastle Medical School, and is preparing to launch across the UK with support from Newcastle Science City and Rise Up.

Facing some fierce competition from some of the UK’s most promising young entrepreneurs, Stuart convinced the expert judging panel including Made in Chelsea entrepreneur, Francis Boulle, that he had the attitude, passion, determination and ambition to be an inspiring role model to future young entrepreneurs.

Speaking of his achievement, Stuart said: “I am delighted to have won Britain’s Top Real Role Model 2013. Since an early age, I’ve held a desire to make a real difference to people’s lives and now I feel one step closer to achieving this. I hope that by winning this competition I will inspire a new generation of medical entrepreneurs.”

“The support that I have received from Newcastle Science City and Rise Up has been fantastic during developing the concept, writing a business plan, to hiring staff and creating a product to take to market. I’m extremely grateful for their support in helping me to get to this stage.”

Charlie Wainwright, Business Support Manager at Newcastle Science City who was Stuart’s main point of contact to develop his business concept said: “It is incredibly satisfying to see a young entrepreneur who had a worthy and scalable idea achieve recognition for the hard work and determination he has put into launching his business.

“Stuart has some great ideas combined with an outstanding work ethic. It has been a pleasure for Science City and Rise Up to support Stuart in his innovative business venture – he achieved the result he thoroughly deserved, I’m delighted for him!”

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