Silicon Valley comes to Anglia Ruskin

Published: 15 November 2011 at 14:04

Entrepreneurs will reveal ‘How to Create a Successful Online Business’

Three leading online entrepreneurs – including the founder of – will be sharing their knowledge and experience at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge on Friday, 18 November.

As part of the national Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SV2UK) programme, Anglia Ruskin is hosting ‘How to Create a Successful Online Business’, where Sean Phelan (founder of, Suleman Sacranie (founder of and Joel Gascoigne (founder of will discuss how they built their businesses and answer questions from the audience.

Ben Mumby-Croft, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Centre for Enterprise Development and Research (CEDAR) at Anglia Ruskin, said:

“The purpose of this event is to give students a glimpse behind the scenes and learn first-hand from three internet entrepreneurs what it takes to set-up a successful online business.

“Anglia Ruskin has no shortage of students aspiring to launch the next big thing online and we hope this event will give them the spark of inspiration they need to put their ideas into practice.”

Sherry Coutu, serial entrepreneur, investor and co-chair of SVC2UK said:

“Silicon Valley comes to the UK series of events is intended to ensure that the UK has many more billion pound companies in the future. It does so by inspiring students and alumni from around the UK to consider starting or joining an entrepreneurial business.

“It also aims to foster relationships between the leading entrepreneurs, angels and investors from world leading centres of innovation and with their help encourage policymakers to look at how to expand the UK’s innovation capacity and promote economic growth.”

‘How to Create a Successful Online Business’, which includes a Q&A, drinks and networking, is free and runs from 5-7pm in room LAB027 on Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge campus. The event is open to non-students but there are a limited number of places available, so please visit to register.