Venture 2020 Winners
Sixteen pitches took place at the Venture Competition on Thursday 27th February as part of this years Entrepreneurship Week. Competing over five categories for a win of the £28,500 prize fund.
The Venture 2020 winners are as follows:
Student Award - £3,000
HoldFOrID - £2,000
Shivani Basnet from the School of Dentistry was awarded for her idea of a mechanical instrument for forensic dentistry that assists with the process of taking radiographs.
Dent-Circle - £1,000
Priya Sekar from the School of Dentistry was the runner-up, and was awarded £1,000 for her plan to create a digital platform to tackle the major barriers in oral health - time, cost, dental anxiety, lack of awareness.
School of Science and Engineering Student Award - £5,000
Hip Implant "Pepper" - £5,000
Jekaterina Maksimova from School of Science and Engineering was awarded £5,000 for their her idea for her Hip Implant "Pepper" which is a hip implant for young people using a unique design and additive manufacturing.
School of Art and Design Student Award - £3,500 (including £1,000 awarded from the discrentionary fund)
Niyama.co - £2,500
Danielle Stewart from School of Art and Design was awarded £2,500 for her business which is a sustainably sourced fashion brand.
Alteara - £1,000
Anna Mitchelmore of Alteara from School of Art and Design was awarded £1,000 of the discrentionary fund for her idea to a range of alternative leather watch straps grown from bacteria and yeast.
Recent Graduate Award - £3,000
Bonny Boards - £3,000
Malcolm Bradley Graduate of School of Art and Design was awarded £3,000 for his business idea of skateboards made from cork and wood veneer.
Staff Award - £14,000 (including £4,000 awarded from the discretionary fund)
MASK3D - £7,000
Phillip Vaughan staff member from School of Art and Design his team MASK3D were awarded £7,000 for their product replacing traditional thermoplastic radiotherapy masks with bespoke 3D printed models to increase treatment and accuracy.
Softech - £7,000
Dr Luigi Manfredi staff Member from the School of Medicine was awarded £7,000 for his product which is a novel and low-cost disposable soft colonoscope for a painless CRC screening.