Venture 2017 is an exciting £25k new business idea competition for University of Dundee Students, Staff and Recent Alumni (graduated last 2 years) with 6 prize fund categories.

The final took place on Friday 24th February 2017 and you can see the list of finalists and winners below.

Venture 2017 Prize Categories, Finalists and Winners:

University of Dundee Student Awards

1. Undergraduate Student Award (Early Stage idea (not in final year of undergraduate study)) - £2,500 prize fund sponsored by the Centre of Entrepreneurship
Business Name Lead Entrant School

Dannii's House

Ollie Sime

School of Science and Engineering

RIOGA Designs

R Mohana Sundaram

School of Life Sciences

RIOGA Designs - Winner £1,250

Dannii's House - Winner £1,250

2. Undergraduate Student Award (Graduating Summer 2017) - £5,000 prize fund sponsored by i-design ltd
Business Name Lead Entrant School

5 STYLE

Alberto Negro

School of Art and Design

Satori Medi

Nicola Chalmers

School of Art and Design


Satori Medi - Winner £5,000

5 STYLE - Audience Award - Best Pitch - iPad Air

3. Postgraduate Student Award (currently studying or whose graduation date was within the last 2 years) - £5,000 prize fund sponsored by Enterprise Campus
Business Name Lead Entrant School

Panda Extreme

Lucy Robertson

School of Art and Design

Royal Golf Tours Yan Jiang School of Social Sciences

Al-Mushkah

Rania Edris

School of Medicine


Al-Mushkah - Winner £3,000

Panda Extreme - Winner £2,000

University of Dundee Staff/Recent Alumni* Awards

*(Graduated last 2 years)

4. Alumni Award (Graduation date within last 2 years (post-graduate alumni should apply to PG student award above)) - £2,500 prize fund sponsored by James Keiller Investments
Business Name Lead Entrant School

Dekko Comics

Rossie Stone

School of Art and Design

SolarVis Technology Ltd

Stuart Clark

School of Art and Design

Dekko Comics - Winner £1,250 & Audience Award &

Best Pitch - iPad Air (sponsored by Converge Challenge)

SolarVis Technology Ltd - Winner £1,250

 

5. Staff Award (Non-University of Dundee Research Related Idea) - £5,000 prize fund sponsored by James Keiller Investments and Organisational and Professional Development
Business Name Lead Entrant School

draff

Aymeric Renoud

School of Art and Design

Nixvis Ltd.

Paula Fox

School of Art and Design

Elemental Therapeutics

Dr. David Foley

School of Life Sciences

Nixvis Ltd - Winner £5,000

6. Staff Award (University of Dundee Research Related Idea) - £5,000 prize fund sponsored by Research and Innovation Services and Organisational and Professional Development
Business Name Lead Entrant School

Biomicro360

Dr Yuri Belotti

School of Science and Engineering

MyWay Digital Health Ltd

Dr Deborah Wake

School of Medicine

Platinum Informatics

Robert Kent

School of Life Sciences

MyWay Digital Health Ltd - Winner £5,000

Assessment of the finalists by the external judging panel was be based on the Venture 2017 Judging Criteria for the competition as published on the competition website. Many thanks to our judging panel: Ana Stewart - i-design, Ben Gray - DC Thomson, Wendy Nicholson - University of Dundee Research and Innovation Services, Veronica Ferguson - Converge Challenge and Ian Stewart - James Keiller Investments.

Look out for next years competition which will open at the end of 2017 (final last week February 2018) and you can see more pictures from the event on our Facebook Page - make sure you 'like' the page to be kept up to date on any of opur competitions, lectures or workshops.