What Do You Actually Do?

Running a startup

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Interested in startups or working for yourself? That's what this episode is all about. Toby Cannon graduated from York in 2019 with a degree in Computer Science. He now runs Myles, a startup that began as an app allowing people to complete virtual challenges by tracking their fitness activity. He explains what his day looks like, what it takes to work in a startup and what students can do to follow in his footsteps.

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Toby's bio:

After graduating in 2019 Toby joined Capital One as a Software Development Engineer, working on a range of products which are used by millions of people. At the start of the pandemic, he launched Myles initially as a tool to keep himself and his family motivated with their fitness goals. The company has grown since then and he's now full time on the business and is part of a team of four, with clients including Dell, Brewin Dolphin and Capital One.