We invite you to our annual I&E START! Challenge Prize Giving Ceremony.
This year is our eigth year of this competition, we promise to showcase our most excellent start-ups from Imperial College Business School.
The I&E START! Challenge is also the culmination of our yearly “Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Design” programme—a multidisciplinary course which has business, design and engineering students working together on live new business ideas. This year we have opened the Challenge to teams across Imperial College Business School, and have teams participating from the "Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management" MSc programme.
Each participating team provided online pitches of which the judges selected the best eight to go forward to the second stage of the Challenge where, these teams pitch to a panel of professional investors. Here the final three teams will be selected and participate in a dragons den style challenge in front of you at the Prize Giving Ceremony for a chance to win a £10,000 cash prize. Dragons on the night include Harveen Chugh of Vis-3 and Arnie Sriskandarajah of Hello Fresh.
Come and join us to learn more about this year's finalists, and see the finalists battle it out in front of a live audience!
Last year's winners were Lunagen - An energy hardware start-up led by MBA graduates Lauren Dickerson and Will Penfold who aimed to harness energy from flowing water to generate electricity. The company's simple and robust turbine was concieved to generate power in rivers and tidal waters with low-speed flows, whilst allowing fish to swim up and downstream. The business aims to tap into under-exploited energy resource in developed and developing countries. Focusing on the UK, where there is a wealth of natural water resources, Lunagen aims to provide a lower cost proposition to energy suppliers and users
Please RSVP by registering for a ticket. RSVPs close 12.00pm Friday 28 October 2016.