Lampson Leung is the inventor and founder of Clipmatic. Clipmatic is a company that specialises in spiral notebook accessories. The company consists of myself, a sales coordinator and a graphic designer.
My background is in Architecture. I started off as an inventor and turned into an entrepreneur to sell my invention.
What is your definition of entrepreneurship?
Turning passion into value.
Usually, you believe your idea is good, and continue developing it until it is good enough to be critiqued by others. Getting criticism from others can be a double-edged sword, killing an idea too. Entering into tradeshows and exhibitions is also a good indicator of how good your idea is, and whether to continue pursuing it or not.
Interpersonal skills, self-discipline, passion
Being entrepreneur can be extremely busy, and some days not so. I enjoy the flexibility in working hours.
Buckminster Fuller for his futuristic vision.
I’d like to present him my vision for sustainable high rise buildings for the 21st century and get his insights.
Making your invention your ugly baby. You must know when to let go of an idea even though it may seem to be the best idea to you.
Savings, family members, competition funds
London Stationery Show Launch Pad Competition, Oxford Enterprise Award.
It’s a very expensive place to live, which is not that great for a start-up entrepreneur struggling to meet their ends. It needs more co-working spaces for entrepreneurs and networking events.
Apply for an Entrepreneur boot camp. There are many free programmes out there. One of them is organized by Entrepreneur Spark. It helps to bridge the knowledge gap for anyone without a business background.
Work hard. Take care of your family, and follow your passion whenever possible.
EnSpire Oxford is a University of Oxford initiative to help connect people to the entrepreneurship resources they need, and to promote entrepreneurship across Oxfordshire.
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