Rafael dos Santos
Rafael dos Santos is a Brazilian entrepreneur winner of 6 business awards included the prestigious Sunday Times List ‘Top 100 Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs in the UK 2016’, awarded by Maserati. Rafael left his job at Microsoft in Brazil at the age of 20 to move to London to learn English. The harsh reality of a migrant whose qualifications were not valid in the UK and with little English, Rafael became a kitchen porter and cleaner to pay his living.
By the age of 23 he launched his first business, an agency managing and letting rooms in flashares. He grew the business to a portfolio of 50 houses with 15 employees and sold it in 2014.
Rafael is the author of ‘Moving Abroad, one step at a time’, now published in 5 languages.
In July 2016, Rafael raised £107k throrugh investors to launch his new venture: mi-hub.com, a coworking space dedicated to help migrant and British entrepreneurs with office space and business support. MI-HUB is the only coworking space to help its members to structure their business to raise finance.
Migrant Entrepreneurs: how to raise £100k for your business
Rafael will be sharing his story on how he managed to raise £100k to launch his coworking space, mi-hub.com, a migrant-friendly shared office space in East London. Rafael is multi award-winning entrepreneur with 14 years of experience running businesses in London.