Easily Eco

Start up

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Easily Eco is made up of 3 Swansea University Students, Joe Sevenoaks, School of Management 2019 Graduate, and Human Geographer 2019 Graduates Emily MacAulay and Rhiannon Barriball.

A friendship group with a passion for improving the environment and the world we live in, participated in the University’s £100 Challenge initiative. Launched for the first time during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018, our “£100 Challenge” is supported by Santander Universities, Big Ideas Wales and Swansea University’s Students’ Union. (The £100 challenge concept is to apply in teams of 3-5 students, receive £100 cash from the enterprise team and given 4 weeks to see how much profit they can make. The only rule that applied was the activity had to be legal and ethical.)

Emily, Joe and Rhiannon used the £100 to buy stock to make up their plastic free hampers which were sold at a pop up Christmas market at the University. They later went on to sell at other local markets around Swansea such as the Mumbles and uplands Markets alongside being supported by the Students Union at the University to have a pop up shop around the campuses.

Easily Eco Pitched at the University’s Big Pitch competition, amongst another 39 students, pitching 25 ideas with a 3 minute presentation. Easily eco were one of the 7 businesses chosen by our panel of judges from industry to receive seed corn funding. They received £1250 which has helps them create a website and widen their product range. https://www.easilyeco.co.uk/shop.

Easily Eco, expressed “Thank you to the Enterprise Team for all their help you have given us, we couldn't have done it without them! Their fantastic events have given us the courage to turn our passion into a business. We are excited in continuing our journey further with the help of the seed funding.”

Published in 2019