£6000 up for grabs as students enter the Dragons' Den
04 April 2022
RealWORKS' second annual Dragons’ Den event took place in March, and saw students compete for a share of £6000 as they presented their business ideas to a panel of experienced professionals.
Our dragons for the evening consisted of Patrick Huang, co-founder of MeatFreed, Ananya Banerjee, co-founder of Airize, Anna Calandra, founder and creative director of Serious Face Productions and Professor Emma Hunt, our Vice-Chancellor and CEO here at Falmouth.
Following a competitive selection process, seven students were invited to pitch at the event. Their inspiring business ideas ranged from special kits prepared for emergencies during events and holidays, to an online streaming platform offering an abundance of student short films at an affordable price.
However, after much deliberation, the panel of dragons awarded MSc Entrepreneurship student Chloe Lingard and Sustainable Festival Management student Amelia Jones £2000 each to launch their business ventures.
Chloe's business, Sustain Ability Project, is about matching undergraduate and graduate talents with the needs of impoverished communities to improve the lives of people in Cornwall & Madagascar.
Amelia's website, Festival Hub, is aimed at people with disabilities, and has all the information they need to know before attending a festival.
Fashion Design student Fin Roberts was also awarded £1,000 for their business idea, Systems, a fully modular menswear clothing brand that takes second hand clothes and turns them into customisable pieces to create new clothing products.
The remaining businesses also received £250 each towards their ventures. We’re already looking forward to seeing what the students return with next year!