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Enterprise Showcase 2018

The Enterprise Showcase is a fantastic opportunity for us to recognise and celebrate some of the amazing entrepreneurial talent of our students, graduates and staff on show at the University of Portsmouth.

Thank you to all those who were involved in this year’s event.

 


Startups to Watch

This year we invited 18 of the Startups we are working with to exhibit their businesses, more details can be found below.


Award Winners

As part of the event we had a series of awards, some of which are nominated by the nest team and others by you – the general public.

Our 2018 award winners are as follows:

Route to Startup Award

This award is to recognise students/graduates who have attended the Route to Startup programme and have shown commitment to developing their business idea, taken full advantage of professional support and guidance available and positively contributed to the workshops.

1st – Andy Sampson (Graduate – Faculty of Science)

2nd – John Ryder (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)

3rd – Vinod Gupta (Graduate – (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)

 

Self-employment placement Award

This award is to recognise the development of students currently undertaking a placement year to develop their own business. The criteria for this award is as follows; positive mental attitude and business mindset, development of business idea, personal development and utilisation of networks.

1st – Familiar Stranger Films – Alex Malcolm, Jordan Wicks & Thomas Byrne (Faculty of Creative & Cultural Industries)

2nd – PierreWare Games – Pierre McDougall (Faculty of Creative & Cultural Industries)

3rd – Harfields Design – Emily Mcculloch (Faculty of Business & Law)

 

Social Startup Award

This award is to recognise the contribution of our students, graduates & members of the public who have attended the Social Startup programme.  The winners of this award have productively engaged in the programme, progressed with their idea demonstrating a strong social focus and consistently displaying determination, passion and flexibility.

1st – John Ryder (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)

2nd – Margaret Boyce (Graduate – Faculty of Creative & Cultural Industries)

3rd – Jane O’Neil (Member of Public)

 

Enterprise Educators Award

This award is to recognise the contribution of our academic staff who have proactively engaged with the nest team, embraced the entrepreneurial spirit, developed enterprise units within the curriculum and or taken on the role of advocate and ambassador of enterprise.

1st – Mark Turner (Faculty of Science)

2nd – Gavin Knight (Faculty of Science)

3rd – Emma Austin (Faculty of Creative & Cultural Industries)

 

Alumni Recognition award

This award is to recognise a University of Portsmouth graduate who has excelled at entrepreneurship since leaving university, demonstrating passion and innovation during their startup journey.

Leonora Asomanin – Là Mo Designs (Graduate – Faculty of Creative & Cultural Industries)

 

Staff Entrepreneurial Spirit of the year (Public nominated award)

This award is to recognise  a member of University of Portsmouth staff who has demonstrated an attitude and approach to thinking that actively seeks out change, rather than waiting to adapt to change. It’s a mindset that embraces critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement.

1st – Enwezor Nzegwu (Central Services)

2nd – Paul Spendlove/Russell Weeks (Central Services)

3rd – Rhiannon Thompson (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)

 

Student/Graduate Entrepreneurial Spirit of the year (Public nominated award)

This award is to recognise  a student or graduate who has demonstrated an attitude and approach to thinking that actively seeks out change, rather than waiting to adapt to change. It’s a mindset that embraces critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement.

1st – Alex Harvey (Faculty of Creative & Cultural Industries)

2nd – Denis Brzozowski  (Faculty of Creative & Cultural Industries)

3rd – Rosaria Barreto (Faculty of Science)

 

Startup of the Year (Public nominated award)

This award is to recognise a student or graduate startup who has demonstrated not only commitment to their business but potential and growth. Utilising opportunities, identifying their uniqueness whilst driving forward to make an impact.

1st – The Student Food Project – Alex Harvey (Faculty of Creative & Cultural Industries)

2nd – The Chatty Scientist – Kira Coley (Graduate – Faculty of Science)

3rd – Strikers Sport and Recreation – Jack Latoy (Graduate – Faculty of Science)

 

The winner of the award received a prize package worth over £4000 from our sponsors. For details click here.

Details of all of our public nominations can be seen here:


Check out the fantastic video produced by the winners of the Self-Employment Placement Award, Familiar Stranger Films, highlighting some of the key achievements of our entrepreneurial students, graduates and staff over the last year.


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