Image showing this years Venture competition sponsors: Elevator UK, UoD Organisational Professional Development, School of Business, Research and Innovation Services, Centre of Entrepreneurship, Business Gateway, James Keiller Investments

Venture 2018 Winners

Nine members of the University of Dundee community won £26,000 of funding for their business ideas at the Venture 2018 competition final on Friday 23rd February 2018. All the winners, and two runners-up, will receive a membership for Entrepreneurial Scotland and be offered a place to take part in Elevator's Dundee accelerator programme this summer at the new Centre of Entrepreneurship.

Venture 2018 marked the culmination of the University’s annual Entrepreneurship Week. The challenge gave 52 students, graduates and staff members the chance to pitch their ideas to leading business innovators and potential investors. The Venture 2019 competition will open for applications in November 2018.

The Venture 2018 winners are:

Undergraduate Student Award Early Stage Idea - Kayleigh MacKinnon (Freedom Street Project) £2,500 - School of Nursing and Health Sciences:

 

Business School Award - Xiaoxiao Zhang (Jing Yu) £1,500 and Rémy Appéré, Kieran McIntosh, and Michael McKaig (Kabungo) £1,000 - Both School of Social Sciences:

Xiaoaiao Zhang collecting her award cheque and trophy from Karl Leydecker Vice Principal Learning and Teaching, University of Dundee

The Kabungo team collecting their award cheque and trophy from Karl Leydecker Vice Principal Learning and Teaching, University of Dundee

 

Undergraduate Student Award - Grace Mostyn (Kruh) £2,500 - School of Art and Design and Philipp Schnell, Atanas Chilingirov and Javier Suquia (AJP) Place on Accelerator Programme - School of Science and Engineering:

Grace Mostyn collecting her award cheque and trophy from Karl Leydecker Vice Principal Learning and Teaching, University of Dundee

 

Postgraduate Student Award - Louise Grace (ASD Assist) £3,000 - School of Education and Social Work, Sara Nevay (Textile Tech Scotland) £2,000 - School of Art and Design:

Louise Grace collecting her award cheque and trophy from Karl Leydecker Vice Principal Learning and Teaching, University of Dundee

 

Recent Graduate Award - Jack Hinton (Ox Pak Ltd) £2,500 - School of Art and Design:

 

Staff Award (Non-Research) - Dr Andrew Cook (Laughing Stock) £5,000 - School of Art and Design and Dr Grigorius Emvalomatis (BayEs) Place on Accelerator Programme - School of Social Sciences:

 Dr Grigorios Emvalomatis collecting his award cheque and trophy from Karl Leydecker Vice Principal Learning and Teaching, University of Dundee

Staff Award (Research) - Dr Andrew Woodland (In4Derm) £6,000 - School of Life Sciences:

Dr Andrew Woodland collecting his award cheque and trophy from Karl Leydecker Vice Principal Learning and Teaching, University of Dundee

The formal opening the Centre of Entrepreneurship and a public lecture by Rector Mark Beaumont were some of the many other events to take place during Entrepreneurship Week 2018.