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 sponsored by Business Gateway and Centre for Entrepreneurship

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 sponsored by University of Dundee's School of Science and Engineering and Engineers in Business Fellowship

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) sponsored by University of Dundee's School of Art & Design

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 sponsored by James Keiller Investments

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 sponsored by University of Dundee's OPD, School of Science and Engineering, School of Life Sciences and Centre for Entrepreneurship (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.‌


Discretionary Fund of £5000 sponsored by Elevator and DC Thomson which was decided by the judges to be added to the Staff Award and School of Art and Design Award categories. 

Thank you again to our sponsors.

 

Check out the brochure from the 2020 event here Venture Brochure 2020