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Aegis Data founder mentors young entrepreneurs to victory

Aegis Data founder mentors young entrepreneurs to victory

Local business owner Adrian Deslongrais has supported the winning team at Charterhouse School’s Entrepreneurship Competition, mentoring a team of students, Bodeites, with their product, Podiums, to create, develop and pitch their own unique business plans to a panel of veteran entrepreneurs. Adrian, who attended Charterhouse himself and is the co-founder and COO of Godalming based data centre provider Aegis Data, provided his expertise and knowledge gained over 25 years in business.

Podiums is an innovative platform fashion trainer, with a lock-and-slide mechanism to enable customers to change the height and design of the sole. The shoes will be sold with many options for buyers to purchase additional soles. This customisation and flexibility sets Podiums apart in what is already a crowded market-place, giving the team a real opportunity to develop this creative idea into a successful business.

The Charterhouse Entrepreneurship Competition is a fantastic initiative, I was immensely impressed with the team that I mentored and very proud that they were named as one of the two winning teams,” said Deslongrais. “All the teams have shown real creativity and good business sense, putting together very professional business plans and pitches. It’s fantastic to see the next generation of entrepreneurs engaging with business and I look forward to seeing the Bodeites team go on to further success

— Adrian Deslongrais, Co-Founder and COO

“We feel a very strong bond with Charterhouse and were very pleased to support the students and teachers with this Young Entrepreneurship Competition. We are passionate about encouraging young people to get into business and feel that through regular mentoring and giving advice we can really help develop and grow as professionals.”

Aegis Data, founded by Deslongrais in 2009, is a colocation data centre provider and supported the Charterhouse Entrepreneurship Competition.

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