The London Student Entrepreneurship Competition

Each year, across the capital, London universities run training, mentoring, programmes and competitions to encourage and reward student entrepreneurs and innovators across a wide range of categories.

The London Student Entrepreneur Award seeks to celebrate this wealth of ingenuity by staging a competition to acknowledge the best bright ideas to emerge from our universities.

Applications for the 2018 UniVenture Competition closed at the end of April and we held the pitching event in front of our panel of expert judges on Friday 25th May 2018. The winner and runners up will were announced on 13th of June at the London Higher summer reception, and you can see the results at the end of the promotional video below.

Because this competition is intended to bring together the top student entrepreneurs from each participating university, it’s only right that each team should be rewarded in some way. That is why, in addition to the main prizes, each entrant team is eligible for the London Passporting Programme

The Entrants

01.

Alexander Adams, Dry Cappuccino
London South Bank University
“Pairing the right consumer with the right location without invading user privacy starts with curating the best places to go and eat, drink or otherwise in London.”

02.

Valentine Agamah, SevenBee
Kingston University London
“SevenBee brings all your messages, files, tenants, and tasks to one place. Our platform creates shared understanding between all parties – making it easier to keep everyone in the loop and track related conversations”

03.

Vivian Belosky, Play’s the Thing
Goldsmiths, University of London
“A video game company that is reimagining Shakespeare’s works in captivating fashion, such as the gamifying of Macbeth and the amalgamation of the comedies with ‘choose your own adventure’ style gameplay… “

04.

Aleksandra Borowska, Forms: Sustainable Toys For Kids
Ravensbourne
“My design follows the principles of the circular economy for no waste in toys. The sandpit set incorporates a classic beach design of shovel, rakes, bucket and 2 sand moulds with unusual and refreshing bio materials.”

05.

Thomas Dilley & Teodor Zidaru, AMo
The London School of Economics and Political Science
“…Not only are they quick to recognise moringa as a widely acclaimed and scientifically endorsed source of nutrients, but they also report their chronic illnesses as having ameliorated after consuming our leaf powder…”

06.

Oliver Green, Green’s Stores
The University of West London
“Green’s Stores concept will restfully assure eco-conscious consumers that
my high range of eco products via multiple sales platforms are 100% sustainable and ethical…”

07.

Joan Goyeche, Braible
London College of Fashion
Braible will incorporate braille into garment labels in order to identify the size and washing instructions of the garment and tags to identify colour, price and composition.”

08.

Lincoln Lee, Kisum Chan & Julia Vannaxay, SunRice NRG
University College London
“Our operating model is to be a mobile rice drying service by travelling from farm to farm during the harvest season with the solar bubble and allowing farmers to dry their rice.”

09.

Archna Luthra, Prism
City, University of London
“My solution is a website that allows cinemas to dynamically discount tickets and allows users to compare listings across cinemas and find cheap deals.”

10.

Paris Reveira, That Good Hair
Brunel University London
“My product is a customisable hair care range…. an online e-commerce business that allows customers to customise and personalise their hair products: from the smell, colour, ingredients to personalised packaging.” 

11.

Mohammed Rafeek & Abdul Rahman, Sprint Saver
University of Greenwich
“Bringing together ideas from Behavioural Science and Gamification … our mobile app solution helps people accomplish their savings goals…”

For full details see the Competition Terms and Conditions.

The UniVenture18 logo is designed by Thomas Shorey, University of East London