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14 Aug 2015

Loughborough Design graduate appears in UK top 100 entrepreneurs list

A Loughborough University graduate has appeared in the UK’s top 100 entrepreneurs list, amongst the likes of Richard Branson and Lord Sugar.

Loughborough Design graduate Laurence Kemball-Cook, who is the founder of innovative company Pavegen, came 84th in the list.

Laurence first had the idea for Pavegen, which generates electricity from footfall, back in 2009 whilst he was studying Industrial Design at Loughborough University.

Since its creation, the company has excelled and a recent crowdfunding venture has seen the company raise £1.92m and receive backing from more than 1,500 online investors. 

As well as Laurence’s success and the financial success of the company, Pavegen has announced that ex-Apple executive Jeff Martin will join its advisory board.