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Get to know our alumni: Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

7 January 2021

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The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship recently held their first alumni event on 9 December 2020. The event offered current students the opportunity to ask questions and seek advice from an panel made up of recent Loughborough London graduates.

Our alumni panel was made up of four recent graduates – not all of the alumni who attended this event studied within the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship during their time at Loughborough University London, however, many had developed strong links with the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, having previously attended Institute events.

Meet the alumni panel

Retno Lestair Ningsih

Retno, a Chevening scholar, graduated from Loughborough University London in 2019. She studied within the Institute for Digital Technologies, however she also undertook some modules with the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

“What I enjoyed the most about my course is the combination of Internet Technology subjects with business, management, and entrepreneurship. As someone with traditional media background, studying this programme was an eye opener and prepared me for the current digitalisation in the media industry.”

Since graduating from Loughborough University London, Retno has become the founder and CEO of her own business.

Montez Blair

Montez graduated from Loughborough University London in 2017 and studied our MSc Entrepreneurship, Finance and Innovation programme.

“Loughborough University London has an endless amount of connections that should be leveraged, and being in London only allows for further growth of network. Everyone wants to be in London and eventually travels to London because it is one of the capitals of the world. Take advantage!”

Montez currently works as a Business Development consultant for Oracle, ranked 9th amongst all global technology companies by The Fortune.

Benjamin Ndubsuisi

Benjamin studied our MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management and graduated from Loughborough University London in 2016. Benjamin is from Nigeria but has chosen to stay in the UK since graduating.

“I had a very positive and exciting time at Loughborough University London and would definitely recommend this university for you! If you’re looking for a worthwhile and impact experience, come to Loughborough University London.”

Benjamin currently works for BT, one of the UK’s most established and innovative companies.

Olivia Bi

Olivia graduated from our MSc Entrepreneurhsip, Finance and Innovation programme in 2018.

“Loughborough University London has given me the opportunity to learn and understand more about innovation and entrepreneurship. I have also had the chance to speak face-to-face with many entrepreneurs through class and and other activities. I really value these opportunities to learn about innovation and entrepreneurship.”

Since graduating from Loughborough University London, Olivia now works at Billion Store Project in Shanghai, China, helping freelance illustrators in brand their work.


You can find out more about the Institute for Entrepreneurship Alumni panel event here.

To read more about our alumni, you can visit the alumni page on our website. You can find out more about our Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation on our website.

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