Starting a business as a student

Studying in the UK can open up a load of possibilities. You never know who you’ll meet or what opportunities you might come across. Sabine and Elena became friends while studying at Cass Business School, in London, and ended up starting a business together called Tryatec.

Sabine saw an opportunity when she wanted to test out an expensive camera before she bought it but wasn’t able to. She already wanted to start a business and through her personal experience thought there was a gap in the market for a tech hire business. Elena, who was a fellow student on the Master’s in Entrepreneurship, saw the potential of the business idea and joined as a co-founder.

In this interview they talk about what it’s like to build a start-up as female entrepreneurs and what challenges and triumphs they’ve faced along the way.

Share your story with GB Mag today and inspire other international students. Email us at