A graduate of the University of St Andrews wins entrepreneur contest

Thursday 26 July 2012

Leo Anthias

Leo Anthias, 22, who graduated in English and Modern History this summer, has been named “Graduate of the Year” by UK Job Search Engine Adzuna.

He has also been selected by the UK government-backed “Entrepreneur First Scheme”, a not-for-profit initiative designed to nurture entrepreneurial UK graduates.

Leo was the first winner of the competition launched this year, and came out top despite competition from thousands of entrants from across the UK.

More than 100,000 were cast to select the winner and the grand prize of £1,000 was won by Leo as well as a CV clinic with a top UK entrepreneur and an internship with investment company Passion Capital.

The competition was set up to find the country’s finest academics, artists, entrepreneurs, athletes and social contributors who graduated this year.

Leo was recognised for his efforts starting a number of successful tech and non-tech businesses at University including “Stiff Collar”, a vintage clothing company for university balls, and an online search engine which helps users find commonly misspelt eBay items.

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