Support Brookes Brightest Ventures as they Pitch at Thrive 2020!

Fuel Awards

Rounding off the FUEL programme, Brookes Enterprise Support will be showcasing students, staff and grads as they pitch to get their hands on £2000 funding to scale up their ventures at the Fuel pitch to success event.

This virtual pitching event will introduce 17 budding entrepreneurs from our Fuel Programme, a 9-week ‘Scale Up’ programme for early stage start-ups. Through Fuel, attendees have developed the tangible skills needed to take their business to the next level. Next week marks the conclusion of the programme, as the Fuel attendees compete to win £2000 of equity-free funding to grow their business.

This year we have launched a People’s Choice Award, where you, as an attendee, can vote on the business idea most likely to succeed. The winner of the People’s Choice vote will receive a business support package to help them kickstart their ideas. To have your say, make sure you register to attend the event. 

Alice Horwood, Business and Management
Reason to Rent is a sustainable and affordable clothing rental subscription service

Cecilie Olsen Stakvik, BA International Business Management
An attachable backpack shield, the UrbanShield, reduces excessive sweat stains and allows convenience and efficiency, unlike backpacks with additional padding.

Daniel Ogunseye + Steve Hill
AFWS Clothing Ltd aims to explore the wonders of African and Caribbean Culture as well as history through clothing and apparel.

Dionne Spencer, Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring
To support universities thought the facilitation of coaching to increase continuation rates and reduce the degree awarding gap which disproportionality affects different student groups

Duray Pretorius, Sports and Exercise Science
A specialist SEO agency supporting the digital growth of Black, POC and Allied businesses, leveraging enterprise AI technology and SEO expertise to help clients increase market share.

Finn Stovold,  Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
TheRide UK, is a website focusing on car accessories. This website will provide the viewer with the access and guidance they never had, with futuristic and innovative technology.

Jane Jasmine Saword, International Relations and Politics
Her Packages is a social enterprise that sells handmade African jewelry and uses 10% of the profits to provide reusable sanitary products for school-aged girls in Africa.

Jasraj Singh, Marketing and Brand Management
WeYouChain is a simpler, securer and smarter business efficiency tool which helps to audit and comply with laws like GDPR

June Murage, Building Information Modelling and Management
We offer advisory services in digital construction in the form of building information modelling (BIM) consultancy and BIM e-learning.

Kate Brown, MSc Sustainable Building, Performance and Design
FAB-HAB Project’s mission is to transform the way homes are designed and built, to minimise environmental impact and maximise social impact.

Kevin Paraiso, BSc Economics, Finance and International Business
Dolkrey is a unisex clothing brand, who aim to mix Africain culture and European streetwear fashion; in a bold and sustainable way.

Lewis Hobson, Masters of Business Administration
Regi is a digital platform and app for implementing and monitoring construction site health and safety within the UK. 

Lisa Venables, BSc Accountancy and Finance
Holistic Horses is a specialist coaching course taking holistic approach to building the confidence of riders so they enjoy their horse by overcoming their fears

Percy Moore, International Business
An online gateway for  sustainable shopping allowing people a space to discover upcoming brands, learn about sustainable living, and change the tide against fast fashion retail.

Rishabh Gupta, MSc International Hotel and Tourism Management
The Travel Plan specialises in bespoke holidays of UK & Europe serving travel companies operating in other travel niches.

Sachin Kumar, Computer Science
S.G.W.O.T.S. will provide a hardware solution and security barrier for users on a network, therefore giving customers a secure and virus-free environment. 

Tanya Nyadzayo, Economics, Politics and International Relations
Her Care is a website/app service which connects women to health and well-being professionals through same-day video-consultations

Register to join the free pitching event here:

Join Fuel Next Semester:

Fuel will be back for Semester 2 in January, if you have a game changing business and want to continue your entrepreneurial journey, find out more and apply now.

Brookes Enterprise Support team runs a year-round programme of support for enterprising students, staff and recent graduates of Oxford Brookes University. The team provides mentoring, workshops and hosts additional events to help attendees develop their employability skills, knowledge and in many cases work towards building a business idea or start-up. 

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