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Thursday, July 25, 2024

Students head for regional competition with footballing enterprise

Inventive University of Chester students with a venture aiming to reduce footballing injuries and enhance performance have won a place in a regional competition.

The team of five was chosen from impressive and forward-thinking Entrepreneurial Thought and Action students who showcased their business ideas at the Young Enterprise (YE) Start-Up event at the University’s Business School.

Students presented the businesses they have been diligently developing since October to a distinguished panel of judges, including: Suzanne Lockwood from YE; Sirin Arif and Ben McCormick from Bentley Motors; Jon Golby from Sopra Steria, and University of Chester alumni, John Champion, who has a background at BAE Systems, and Charlotte Bulger from Microsoft.

They awarded Headshield Pro first place after hearing more about the smart sporting headband designed to reduce injury and enhance performance during football training and games, specifically when heading the ball.

The students behind the Headshield Pro – Josh Cox, Alex Sawyer, Douglas Buike, Vlad Zaueras, and Josh Weston – will now proudly represent the University of Chester at the North West Final of the YE Start-Up Awards, at Manchester Metropolitan University on February 21, 2024. Winners of the North West stage will go onto the UK Final.

Two other remarkable projects also earned recognition at the University of Chester event. Ditched, a soothing alternative to creams and lotions aimed at preventing skin breakage from scratching due to skin conditions, gained the Sustainability award. The group members – Olly Hunter, Kirsty Alexander, Molly-May Pratt, Gwenno Thomas, and Millie Loosemoore – demonstrated their commitment to environmentally-conscious solutions.

Joanne, a mobile app and community providing people with confidence when travelling at night in new areas, was honoured with the Innovation award. The group members – Peter Evens, Maisie Stevens, Matt Stead, and Sumaya Kadondi – showcased a cutting-edge solution addressing safety concerns and fostering a sense of security in unfamiliar environments.

Conor Dangerfield, lecturer said: “As the leaders of the Entrepreneurial Thought and Action module at the University, we are immensely proud of all the students who participated in the Young Enterprise Start-Up Awards Chester event. Each student, regardless of the awards, has demonstrated remarkable dedication, creativity, and an entrepreneurial spirit that reflects the core values of our module. We believe in fostering a culture of innovation, and these students have truly embraced that ethos.”

Helen
Helen
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