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13 Jun 2024

Peer Works

Connect & Innovate: A Networking and Peer Learning Event on Entrepreneurship

University of Aberdeen

Open to All

We have teamed up with the University of Aberdeen's Enterprise & Innovation team to unite the strength of the Start Here business breakfast networking and Peer Works' peer learning.

Collaboration is one of Peer Works’ values and this event is all about that!

In this session you will have a full hour to network, make new connection and maybe develop new business.

In the following hour you will hear from Christopher Solomon, co-founder of Zephyrus Aerolabs about their startup’s journey from inception. Learn how Zephyrus Aerolabs navigates the challenges of bootstrapping, embraces innovation, and develops an incredible solution for controlling emissions to tackle climate change. This session will offer insights into overcoming obstacles, achieving significant outcomes, managing mental health and valuable lessons for aspiring entrepreneurs aiming to drive innovation and sustainability.

You will also hear from Dr Heather May Morgan, Dean for Enterprise and Innovation UOA about their support for businesses.

“Bootstrapping isn’t just about limited resources; it’s about maximizing potential. Zephyrus Aerolabs demonstrates how innovation thrives in adversity, shaping a greener, cleaner future for all.” Chris Solomon – Zephyrus Aerolabs


09 .00 – 10.00 Start Here business breakfast with networking

10.00 – 11.00 Zephyrus Aerolabs presentation, Q&A, peer discussion

11.00 Close


Start Here Breakfast is University of Aberdeen’s Enterprise and Innovation team monthly business networking event with a delicious breakfast! This is an excellent opportunity to expand your professional network and meet new people. These events take place every second Thursday of the month except in January on campus.

Christopher Solomon is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen and co-founder of Zephyrus Aerolabs. Zephyrus Aerolabs provides innovative emissions monitoring and intelligence solutions to assist various industries in decarbonizing and transitioning to cleaner energy sources.

With a solid background in Petroleum Engineering, Christopher has contributed to numerous offshore engineering and turnaround projects with leading companies in India and Scotland. To complement his technical expertise with business acumen, he pursued Master’s in Oil & Gas Enterprise Management at the University of Aberdeen. Here, he met his incredible teammates and laid the foundations for Zephyrus Aerolabs. His entrepreneurial journey with their bootstrapped startup has been nothing short of remarkable, from facing towering challenges to rewarding triumphs. He has confronted career-defining decisions, tested his resilience, and celebrated successes along the way.