Carlton Cummins, global winner of the 2017 Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Awards presented his inspiring story of how he started his business, Aceleron, which repurposes waste batteries for renewable energy storage. Carlton went on to share his advice for start-up success, and answered questions from the audience, including fellow Top Ten Innovators winners, creating an exciting atmosphere of collaboration.

During his presentation, Carlton highlighted Shell LiveWIRE had added value to his business by offering collaborative opportunities and through the feedback he received from coaches, trainers and judges. In his advice to young entrepreneurs, Carlton shared his view that innovation could come from anywhere, at anytime, so an aspiring entrepreneur should not feel limited by the country they live.

In addition to the masterclass, the Shell LiveWIRE team were proud to announce that Top Ten Innovators would be taking place in 2018, with plans for it to be even bigger!

An article capturing the take away lessons from the masterclass will be published on the Shell LiveWIRE UK blog in the coming weeks, until then you can catch some of Carlton’s advice for aspiring entreprenuers being shared on the Shell LiveWIRE International twitter page, with the hashtag #TopTenInnovators.