Founder of TechSilver takes to podium as Nottingham City Business Club October guest speaker
Miles Waghorn, 24, launched TechSilver in 2014 – an e-commerce company which combines friendly, expert service with technologies to make later life easier, safer and happier.
He also co-owns music events firm Square One, which regularly hosts gigs around Nottingham and further afield.
Miles shared his journey in the world of business and entrepreneurship to guests at the lunch, as well as his best tips and tricks to staying motivated and productive at work.
Miles founded Nottingham-based company TechSilver, which prides itself as being the ‘lifestyle technology experts’ – specialising in easy-to-use technology for those aged 65 and over. The business offers a large range of products and services, including Dementia trackers and simple smartphones, to tablet computers and safety monitoring.Founder Miles, who studied at Nottingham Trent University, also recently returned from six weeks in the USA after being awarded the coveted Nottingham Roosevelt Memorial Travelling Scholarship.
The scholarship was established in November 1946 by the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Francis Carney, in memory of the late Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It has sent over 150 scholars to the US since that time, with the aim of promoting greater understanding and relationships between the people of Nottinghamshire and the people of the United States.
During Miles’s time overseas, he travelled across 13 cities and 10,000km while researching the relationship between ageing and technology in American society.
After speaking at the lunch, he said: “It was a great opportunity to present to the members and guests at this month’s Nottingham City Business Club event. I really enjoyed sharing my journey so far with fellow like-minded business owners as well as explaining the story of both TechSilver and Square One. It was also good to tell my tales from overseas after winning the scholarship.”
Also at the event was William Galinsky, who is one of the campaign producers for Nottingham’s bid to become European Capital of Culture 2023. He explained what it would mean for Nottingham if they were to win the accolade, as well as asking local businesses for their support.