Enterprising Keele Students Win Business Ideas Awards

Enterprising students at Keele were this week awarded prizes for their business ideas at the BIZCOM 2008 awards ceremony in Keele Hall. BIZCOM is a regional competition and winners from Birmingham, Coventry, Keele, Wolverhampton and Worcester universities go through to a regional final at Birmingham University today.

The entries were judged on the innovativeness of the idea, their viability and sustainability, as well as the level of commitment and passion demonstrated by the students in their presentations and business proposals.

Ed de Quincey, who's in his third year of a PhD in Computer Science, led his team of Theo Kyriacou and Stephanie Dale, to win the first prize of £1000, with their company Anndi, which involves an idea for a novel form of software for the fashion industry. Ed will also be given the opportunity to occupy a hot desk in the Stepping Stone incubation unit on the Keele Science Park and to receive business mentoring to support the development of his idea. He also has the chance to win a further cash prize of up to £2500 in the regional final.

Second prize went to Nabeel Arshad, who is a 2nd Year student studying Medicine and who received a cheque for £500, and third prize went to Nicola Smith, a final year Law student, who received a cheque for £250.

The prizes were presented by Mike Cole, Business Development Manager for Michelin Tyre plc and one of the judges, and Dr Peter Hooper, Head of Research and Enterprise Services.

This week:

Keele Awards for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

£75,000 for Healthy Campus Project

International Fellows' International Representative

Accrediting Geoscience Degrees at Saudi Arabia University

Virtual Campus Construction Begins

Enterprising Keele Students Win Business Ideas Awards

New Student Social Space Areas Opened

NESTA award

New book on academic writing and publishing

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