BA CCI student success in Mayor’s entrepreneur competition
Following a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style pitching event at City Hall, Alborz Bozorgi (Cultural and Creative Industries, 2017) and Ellenor McIntosh (short course – Business Administration, 2016) were announced the winners. They were presented with the prize by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
Their innovation ‘Twipes’ has won the first prize of £20,000 at the 2017 Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition which challenged London students to think of ways to improve the city, make it more sustainable and reduce carbon emissions.
The Mayor said “I’m hugely impressed by the quality of entries. It’s testament to the creativity and talent in London’s world-leading universities that such a range of innovative solutions have been developed to make our city a better place for future generations.”
Citi representative, Niels Kirk said: “Citi is excited to be supporting the Mayor’s Entrepreneur. The finalists have developed environmentally and socially-minded business propositions and should all be incredibly proud to have reached the final of this competition.
“We believe in the importance of supporting today’s urban youth to help catalyse jobs and develop entrepreneurial and innovative mind-sets, so that they are empowered and career ready. As a global business we see first-hand the impact unemployment has on young people the world over, and the influence this can have on their self-esteem and future prospects”.
Debbie Dickinson BACCI programme director said “Alborzo was a BACCI student from our 1st year of graduates last year. He honed his presentation skills during his studies and shows how the competencies that the BACCI students develop through the programme give them the confidence and imagination to apply them to any area that they are interested in.”
Not only beating all comers at City, Alborz and Ellenor showed competitors from Queen Mary and UCL a clear pair of heels !. https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/environment/smart-london-and-innovation/mayor-entrepreneur-2017