Last night we held our first panel discussion: how to win at business competitions.
Over 50 entrepreneurial minded students and graduates from the University joined us to hear advice and tips from some of clients and LAUNCH.ed business adviser; Liza Sutherland at this festive panel discussion.
The panel featured Alison Wood, founder of social enterprise Lilypads, who provide affordable and sustainable sanitary products to young girls and women in Kenya as well as education and support to tackle the taboo surrounding menstrual health education.
Denny Schenk from Retromixer, a business providing a solution to separate water taps and a way to save the environment and your money.
And Lorenzo Conti, last year’s winner of the Business Ideas Competition and founder of Crover, aiming to reduce grain waste by mapping conditions inside grain stores.
LAUNCH.ed intern and current student; Jack McMillan led the panel discussion and together with Lorenzo, presented the winners of this years Business Ideas Competition.
This year for the first time our Business Ideas Competition was sponsored by Sainsbury Management Fellows, the MBA scholarship scheme of Engineering in Business Fellowship. This resulted in a category for students and recent graduates from the School of Engineering.
First place winners recieve: £500, second place: £300 and third place: £200.