Tony Aspel

Aware Test

Tony Aspel

Course: Marketing

Year of study: 4th Year

College: MTU Kerry

Business name: Aware Test

Sector: Alcohol testing

Business idea: Aware test is an instant way of testing drinks for date rape drugs. Aware test is a preventative and discreet solution that allows for peace of mind on a night out. Current testing on the market focuses on the post-consumption testing for the drug not allowing for the avoidance of the mental and physical damages which can occur.

Student Inc. Programme Highlights: 

The highlight of the program has to be the access to so many amazing mentors and so many years of business experience to ask questions and receive guidance from.

Any previous entrepreneurship experience before you joined Student Inc.? 

None before Student Inc!

What connections did you make on the programme? 

I have made friends through this course for life along side instilling the knowledge that I can start a business giving me the confidence to do so and taking the fear away.

What advice would you give to someone thinking of applying to Student Inc.?  

Very simple. Just do it. I’ve learned so much in three months made amazing business connections along side getting to test and implement my background in marketing in the real world.

What was your greatest learning from the programme?  

My greatest learning was that its really not so hard to start a business what’s difficult is making it a success and now being armed with the knowledge and skills from this program it is now far easier to spot gaps in the market and go through the validation process