Since developing a 3D-printed prototype Raspberry Pi case at university, Jacob has gone on to set up ModMyPi, one of the world’s most successful Raspberry Pi resellers. The company turns over more than £1 million a year and it continues to bring new designs to market.
Jacob also has a Masters degree in Engineering from Exeter University.
You can read a profile of Jacob on Wired.
BrightSparks Selection Panel comments
Richard Wilson (Consulting Editor of Electronics Weekly) – As well as engineering skills and initiative, he has very clearly demonstrated his business acumen and achieved outstanding success at an early age. ModMyPi can be an inspiration to all young UK entrepreneurs.
Lindsley Ruth (CEO, RS Components) – From the creation of a simple Raspberry Pi case to one of the UK’s most successful Raspberry Pi resellers. It is not hard to see why Jacob earns his place as an EW BrightSpark.
Isabella Mascarenhas (IET’s Young Professionals Engagement Manager) – Jacob has struck upon a very interesting business concept which must be very appealing to young people.