Support Brookes Upcoming Changemakers as they Pitch their Next Big Ideas!

Spark award

As part of Thrive 2020, Brookes Enterprise Support will be showcasing upcoming changemakers at the Spark Pitch Perfect event.

Come and support our Brookes students, staff and grads as they pitch to get their hands on £500 funding to test their new business ideas!

This virtual pitching event will introduce 11 budding entrepreneurs from our Spark Programme, an 8-week ‘introduction to business’ start-up programme. Through Spark, attendees have learnt the fundamental skills to turn their ideas into a reality, and launch their businesses. Next week marks the conclusion of the programme, as the Spark attendees compete to win £500 of equity-free funding, to test their ideas and take the next step in their business journey.

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.

Brody Willys, Master of Business Administration
Bonty's Boutique Instrumentarium is a market place for pre 1990's German musical instruments.

Chandrakant Tomer, MSc Construction
On-demand delivery service for all high street products

Eleanor Monk, Fine Art BA
Flatpack Gallery is a pop-up shop, gallery and creative hub making the arts more accessible. 

June Murage, Building Information Modelling and Management
Refillable, scented candles in upcycled beer and spirit bottles. 

Laurent Gigou, Master of Business Administration
An app to make swapping goods & services Easy, Fun & Secure.

Michal Krezalek, Computer Science For Cyber Security
Online community built presents list  

Nanda Nehra, MSc in e-Business
NB Web Solutions - helping  startups and micro-businesses develop their online presence.

Sergio Gutierrez, Staff at Brookes Print Services
UK Natural Beauty products - A commercial agent for natural beauty products that are made in the UK and sold in Bogota, Colombia

Venu Madhav, MSc hotel and tourism management
Vegan seasoning that makes everything taste like bacon

Patrick Belinga, International Business and Management
Precast concrete manufacturing plant

Lisa Venables, BSc Accountancy and Finance
ZoomYoga - a platform for yoga teachers to market and teach online for groups and private lessons.

Register to join the free pitching event here and support our aspiring entrepreneurs as they take their first steps on this journey!

Interested in joining Spark next semester?

Spark will be back for Semester 2 in January, if you have a revolutionary business idea and want to pursue your entrepreneurial journey, register your interest here

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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