Bradford Enterprise Academy (BEA), the new initiative run by Bradford College, was proud to honour five of its top student entrepreneurs at a prize giving event held at the College.
Hosted by Michele Sutton OBE, Principal and Chief Executive of Bradford College, the ceremony recognised and rewarded the brains behind some of the best business ideas from students at Bradford College.
Launched in October, the Best Business Idea Competition was open to individuals and student teams at Bradford College with winning entries receiving £100 capital to help turn each idea into reality.
Students across the College were invited to submit their business ideas and 41 students across seven different curriculum areas answered the call by the deadline on 13th November.
Lenka Stasinkova, Activity Manager at Bradford Enterprise Academy commenting on the success of the competition said: “We were really pleased with students taking part in this competition. All of them had fantastic ideas and it was really difficult to choose the winners. This was just one of the many competitions that BEA will organise. Seeing the quality of entries we have received, we just cannot wait for students` participation in future events.”
The 41 students were invited to present their ideas to the panel of judges during the Global Enterprise Week in November. The panel of judges which included the Bradford Enterprise Academy`s team, Davinder Dulai from Bmedia and Satnam Singh from Red Dezign chose five winning submissions.
Tahir Hameed, Project Manager at Bradford Enterprise Academy remarked: “The purpose of the competition was to encourage students to think enterprise. We were delighted by the ideas submitted and had to think hard to select the winners.” On winning the competition, the five selected entries scooped prizes and benefitted from individual consultations by business councillor to assist them in developing their ideas further. Tahir added: “By coaching them and linking them with different opportunities we can ensure their progression.”