Introducing Syed Ahmed, the Entrepreneur, Speaker and TV Personality

An entertaining, inspiring and enthusiastic speaker on the subject of business start-ups, scale up strategy, fundraising and disrupting traditional business models – Syed’s unique approach is both impressive and innovative.

 

 

Syed’s performance was flawless. He really connected with our audience and has been a complete pleasure to work with.
Nitin Shukla, Chief Executive, and Asian Business Connexions:

Entrepreneur

As a serial entrepuner Syed has successfully grown businesses over his 15-year career. He founded @Savortex and @addryer, a disruptive multi-award-winning technology and media company which pioneered a partnership with technology giant Intel® taking them into key international markets.

With over 400 projects deployed worldwide to brands like Gatwick Airport, Shell, L’Oréal and WPP, Syed raised in excess of £2m to support the global expansion, achieving a company market valuation of £7m.

 

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TV Personality

Syed was a contestant on the BBC hit TV shows The Apprentice in 2007. He has contributed to Sky news, Sky report, Bloomberg TV and a featured in high profile publications like the Sunday Times and The Metro to name but a few.

       

The Transformational Mindset

By 2030, it is forecast that AI will boost global GDP by 14%, or nearly $US16 trillion.

Katie King is a member of the UK Government All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) task force for the enterprise adoption of AI, and award-winning author of Using Artificial Intelligence in Marketing.

Katie has advised many of the world’s leading brands and business leaders, including Richard Branson, Orange, Accenture and interviewed Syed Ahmed, CEO of SAVORTEX. The author of AI In Marketing features Syed in the chapter, The Transformational mindset.

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Timeline:

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2007

The Apprentice

Contestant and last 5 competitor on the BBC hit TV show.

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2008 

Founder

SAVORTEX® revolutionising the market with the eco-friendly and first video connected hand drying technology.

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2012

World Record Holder

2012 Achieved a Guinness World Record for “most energy efficient hand dryer”.

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2015

Strategic Partnership

Pioneered a partnership with technology giant Intel® taking them into key international markets.

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2015

Award Winner

Manufacturer MX Awards for transforming an industry.

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2015

Entrepreneur of the Year

Entrepreneur of the Year award at the British Muslim Awards, presented and sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group.

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2016

Innovator

Awarded British Bangladeshi Power & Inspire 100 Innovator 2015 recognition awarded at the Houses of Parliament.

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2018

Community Ambassador

Awarded Bart’s NHS Apprenticeships Ambassador for his work with his local community.

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2019

Founder

adDryer® a revolutionary, and the most eco-friendly digital out-of-home advertising network in corporate facilities.

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2019

Board Member

Teach Me Islam app, the worlds first Islamic private tuition app.

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2019

Game Changer

Recognised as the “UK’s the most outstanding hand drying company” by SME News.

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2019

Award Winner

Impact Business of the Year at this year’s London Asian Business Awards.