Meet the Alumni

Robert Rowland

Health and Fitness
Year founded
Boom Cycle
The program showed how universal a lot of your problems are as a business owner, which is quite reassuring as being an entrepreneur can be lonely.


Boom Cycle was founded in 2010 to create a fitness space where people could really cut loose. By working out without the pressure of un-realistic goals or expectations Boom Cycle wanted to create a community that valued escapism and resulted in copious amounts of endorphins and a feeling of pure abandon.   


As the first business of its kind in the UK, Boom Cycle had grown to two profitable and successful sites and had ambitious growth plans in an increasingly competitive market. 


Following participation in the programme Boom Cycle launched a new brand identity, secured a multi-million pound funding round, opened two new flagship locations and acquired a competitor, all within one year.