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Solly Akhtar
Technology Entrepreneur and TV personality

Solomon is the Founder and Managing Director at Instabear Ltd, a rapidly growing start-up in the UK (headquartered in London). Instabear are the award-winning creators of Social Media Experiences. The company behind Hashtag Printing, Social Drinks, SnapBack and a number of photo activations. All Instabear products use native apps (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) to increase the reach of marketing campaigns. Instabear are building the next generation of web and mobile apps for an image-centric, social driven world. Our goal is to continue building a strong software platform that will support these growth ambitions. 

Solomon’s first business was established during his University years, managing club nights in the South West, giving birth to the success of the ‘Sunburnt events’ brand aimed at 18-30 year olds. He also ran the first successful Croatia yacht tour ‘HIT THE DECK’ in the summer of 2013. Solomon's interest has always been in technology, including the early adoption of RFID bands for student events - opening up a wealth of data opportunities for sponsor brands. 

Solomon Akhtar first appeared onto our TV screens in Autumn 2014 when he appeared in the tenth series of BBC's The Apprentice, making it to the final 5 of the series candidates. Also known as Solly, the young businessman famously impressed Sir Alan’s aide Claude with his honest, inspiring CV and notable use of ships in his business plan! The British public soon took Solly to their hearts as a fun and inspiring TV personality with Twitter fans topping 43,000 and growing daily. Solomon Akhtar lives in Central London. He welcomes new and exciting business opportunities.

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