Emily Brooke, Founder, Blaze

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Last Updated: 30 Mar 2015

A charity cycle ride led Brooke to tackle bike safety as her final-year project at Brighton University. Her invention, a laser light that projects a fluorescent image of the bike five metres ahead, raised £25,000 in five days when it launched on crowdfunding site Kickstarter in 2012. The device, the Blaze bike light, is being distributed by Evans Cycles and next year's turnover is predicted to be £2.1m.

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