Professor Anthony Hollander on list of top 50 entrepreneurs

Anthony Hollander

Professor Anthony Hollander celebrated being announced as a top 50 entrepreneur of global number one university business incubator, SETsquared at the House of Commons this week.

Professor Hollander was on an exclusive list selected from over 1,000 entrepreneurs who have been supported by SETsquared during the last 15 years.

SETsquared supports high growth tech companies that have significant economic impact, having collectively raised over £1bn of investment and created over 9,000 jobs.

The announcement took place on 29 March – the historic day that Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 to leave the EU – serving as a reminder of the UK’s strength in innovation and entrepreneurship in the global market.

The companies honoured have reached milestone achievements, including raising significant investment, exporting products globally, creating thousands of jobs or achieving a world first.

Professor Hollander has developed a Stem Cell Bandage for the treatment of torn knee cartilage and taken the product through to a first in human clinical trial that was completed last year.

The work was done through Azellon Cell Therapeutics, a spin-out company from the University of Bristol that was co-founded by Professor Hollander before his move to Liverpool in 2014.

Speaking of the achievement, Professor Hollander said: “I am delighted that my research from a decade ago is starting to make an impact on the lives of some patients as well as helping to grow the biotech sector.”

SETsquared worked with an expert panel of investors and innovation corporate leaders to select the Top 50 Entrepreneur which includes companies from across various industries such as health, green technology and 5G and wireless communication.

The reception at the House of Commons was an opportunity for the entrepreneurs to celebrate their achievements along with MPs and special guests, as well as sharing stories on how they have successfully raised investment, exported products globally or had a major impact on their industry.

Simon Bond, Innovation Director at SETsquared, said: “When I look back on the last 15 years, I am overwhelmed by the talent and achievements of the entrepreneurs that SETsquared has supported.

“They have brought world-leading innovations to market and these have been exported across the globe. SETsquared has provided support and a network for these entrepreneurs including access to mentors, experts, international markets and investors, and they are now out there doing SETsquared and the UK proud.”

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