Mohsin Laginaf is set to launch his own pioneering sports nutrition drink after graduating from the University with an MSc in Investment Analysis.
The 28-year-old rugby player, from Northern Ireland, has created B4Sport – designed specifically for sports performance - after noticing fellow players were drinking caffeinated energy drinks before taking to the pitch. The start-up has strong foundations, thanks to the skills Mohsin obtained during his degree and his success in the Sports Innovation Challenge, a Scotland-wide entrepreneurship competition, which saw him win £4,000 backing, support from industry partners and space in the business incubator The Sport Hive, based at the University’s Innovation Park.
Mohsin chose to study at Stirling as he was impressed with the reputation of the course, the beauty of the campus and its sports facilities – and he credits the University for driving his achievements.
“The lectures were of a very high standard,” Mohsin explained. “Best of all was that the lecturers were very accessible and, if I had any questions, I could see the respective lecturer or my personal tutor with ease.”
He added: “The knowledge I have gained on financial statements, accounting and stats will be really useful in running the business. Postgraduate study at Stirling has given me confidence, made me more rounded and will definitely help in the running of my business in the years to come.”