Mike Bandar makes Maserati top 100

Mike Bandar makes Maserati top 100

Birmingham entrepreneur Mike Bandar has been named among some the UK’s most successful business leaders as part of this year’s Maserati 100.

Based at Innovation Birmingham Campus, Bandar is co-founder of software firm Hopper; the world’s first fully automated scheduling tool for Instagram.

The app enables people to schedule content for a specific date and time, similar to popular social media applications such as Hootsuite and Buffer.

The Maserati 100, in association with the Centre for Entrepreneurs (CFE), recognises the UK’s most successful business leaders, who generously give time and resources to support the next generation of young entrepreneurs.

Banda said: “I am thrilled to have been selected for this year’s Maserati 100 and to be recognised for my contribution to entrepreneurship.

“I am passionate about supporting other likeminded individuals who are hungry to expand their knowledge, resources and experience to accelerate their start-up.

“I look forward to continuing to work with the next generation of business leaders and encourage others to identify themselves as individual wealth generators, in the hope of enabling people who demonstrate an entrepreneurial flair to take their idea, no matter how small and turn it into a business they can love operate.”

In 2015; Peter Jones CBE, Sir Richard Branson and Michael Acton Smith OBE, all featured on the Maserati top 100 list.

This year; the founder of LoveFilm, Simon Calver; founder of Innocent, Richard Reed and British information technology pioneer, Dame Stephanie Shirley were all recognised for their contributions to entrepreneurship.