Winners of the 2021/22 Fuel Autumn Cohort Announced

FUEL winners

The FUEL Awards programme 2021/22 Autumn cohort concluded on a live virtual pitching event with judges deciding on the five final winners.

The virtual event saw 10 entrepreneurs from the FUEL programme pitch their business ideas in front of a live audience and the panel of judges in hope of getting their hands on £3000 funding to support the growth of their venture. All 10 pitchers had taken part in our streamlined FUEL Award programme; a business scale up programme sponsored by Santander Universities and facilitated by Mike Foster ‘The Entrepreneurs Mentor’

Programme participants watched weekly webinars and attended fortnightly mentored sessions, in order to gain skills and knowledge to develop their scale up strategy.

Many thanks to the judges

  • Elizabeth Cameron, Interim Lead for Enterprise Support
  • Simon Poulter, Relationship Manager for South East Santander Universities 
  • Rishi Anand, DPhil (PhD) Student in Neuroscience, Investment Analyst (VC) - Creator Fund, and Senior Scholarship - Wadham College, University of Oxford
  • Hadeel Ayoub, BrightSign Founder & CTO

Who granted five FUEL award prizes of £3000 and BIG congratulations to the following businesses that were successful in their pitch to secure the money:

Oscar McEntee - McEntee Racing Limited 
The McEntee Racing Team (MRT33) is a professional Motorsport team currently competing nationally in Hillclimb and Sprint racing. Pushing for diversity within Motorsport with our nationwide Esport championship, we trade trackside at racetracks giving race fans the opportunity to compete on our driving simulators. 

Nina Bafouni - Nina’s Nutrition and Wellness Hub 
Nutrition and Wellness Coaching is personalised for your individual needs and help you reach your goals with a detailed nutrition, coaching and education plan. 

Benjamin Laval - Biome 
Aiming to give the UK power over their pensions in order to fight against the Climate Crisis, Biome offers a choice of three green pension strategies, giving you full visibility along the way.

David Rogers - Enthuse 
Enthuse is an assisted self-publishing initiative that provides writers with a one-stop-shop to turn a rough and ready Word doc file into the finished product – expertly edited, designed and printed bespoke paperback books, delivered to their door. 

Laurent Gigou - CoeurCache
Cœur Caché offers unique gift boxes with a hidden heart. 

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