We're brothers and we look quite similar. After graduating from university, we decided to go work together in London's thriving startup scene. With help from an amazing programme called the New Entrepreneurs Foundation we were able to begin our graduate careers in startups. One year on, I work at EdTech startup MyTutor, and Teague helps lead the Product team at RotaGeek - two of London's high growth tech startups.
But it wasn't easy to find ourselves where we are today. As students, we were marketed to in every way: Big banks, firms, consultancies... the world of corporate was calling us, and we almost answered.
But we realised we wanted our first jobs to be about more than just safety, money and same. We wanted to join companies where we could make a difference, driven by solving problems that we really cared about.
But we know this isn't the norm for most graduates. And it's because, as students, they almost never get asked the right questions:
What do you care about?
What are you great at?
What will make you wake up happy?
We believe a lot of grads can find their answers in the world of startups, where small teams thrive in trying to solve new and exciting challenges every day. But when we were students, working in a startup wasn't a career path that was widely talked about, let alone easy to get into.
So we're on a mission to inspire, inform and educate students about careers in startups. If we're successful, graduates will think twice before they enter the corporate rat race. They'll think different... Think Startup.