Big Idea Challenge 2019
Awards for Cass student and alumna in annual entrepreneurial competition- including overall winner.
Date: 20 May 2019
A student and alumna of The Cass were among the winners of London Metropolitan University’s Big Idea Challenge 2019 were announced in a prestigious ceremony held at the Royal Institution on Thursday 2 May.
George Kelly, who studies Creative Writing and English Literature BA, won the award in the Social Impact category before going on to win Grand Champion, the biggest prize of the evening. His idea The Write Path is a twelve week writing course for troubled teens, especially those expelled from school as a means to restore confidence and help them get back on track. Appropriately George’s pitch for The Write Path is beautifully delivered in a poem.
Haus Of… by Elise Harrison, an alumna of Furniture and Product Design BA at The Cass, and potter Rachel Godin won the creative Category. Haus Of… runs courses in pottery and furniture for the homeless, preparing them for employment in the creative industries. Elise and Rachel are presently crowdfunding on indiegogo with a target of 16,000 – you can read about and support their campaign.
Run by Accelerator, London Met’s specialist business incubator, the Big Idea Challenge competition brings together students and staff, as well as schools and colleges from across London, to find the best business ideas and brightest young entrepreneurs and support them to achieve their ambitions. The audience at the 2019 event enjoyed talks by keynote speaker and Entrepreneur Levi Roots, and Cobra beer founder, Lord Bilimoria.
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