Young entrepreneurs’ glowing invention keeps cyclists safe
March 19, 2012
Young entrepreneurs at a Cambridge school have developed a glowing reputation for business after the success of their invention to keep cyclists safe on the city’s road.
Teenagers Adil Khokhar, Radakrishna Pyneeandee, both 17, and Matthew Clark, 16, whose company is Alpha Enterprise, developed reflective armbands as part of the Young Enterprise programme at Netherhall School.
They have proved so successful that their invention, GloGos are being stocked by two shops in the city and the boys plan to continue their business venture independently when the year-long school programme finishes.
Cambridge MP Julian Huppert, a keen cyclist who led a Parliamentary debate on safer cycling recently, learnt more about GloGos and the teenagers’ success when they paid him a visit.
He said: “These innovative young people have hit on a simple idea which has the potential to improve safety for cyclists across the country. It is really encouraging to see young people identifying a market in this way and developing a product which can bring real benefit to people.
“It is real testament to the value and importance of this product locally that two city shops have agreed to stock GloGos. I have no doubt that their business will go from strength to strength and I wish them every success for the future.”
More information about Alpha Enterprise can be found by visiting the website at: http://www.alphaenterprise.co.uk/
Alpha Enterprise founders (from left) Adil Khokhar, Radakrishna Pyneeandee and Matthew Clark show their product GloGos to MP Julian Huppert.