Uni’s entrepreneurs of the future are revealed at awards

ALL SMILES The winners and runners-up of the awards
ALL SMILES The winners and runners-up of the awards
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THIS year’s winners of the University of Portsmouth’s Enterprise Challenge have been announced.

The event recognises the entrepreneurs of the future, with judges choosing the winners based on their business pitches and proposals.

The winners, announced at a ceremony at the university’s Purple Door, were Jennifer Le Roux, for AltMu magazine and Holly Foley, for developing a training model for dental injections.

Jennifer is completing her final year at the university and has produced the digital magazine AltMu that focuses on the behind the scenes side of music.

She said: ‘I feel very excited to win. It’s been hard work running the magazine while studying, but it’s great to get the vote of confidence from the judges.’

The judges said that Jennifer had an excellent presentation, a great product, and was a true entrepreneur.

Holly’s business idea is a training model to teach dental students how to give injections properly before being let loose on patients.

She said: ‘I’m just over the moon and can’t believe it.’

The judges said that Holly’s presentation was excellent, she was level-headed individual with enthusiasm for idea and they could see the both her and her idea being a success in the future.

The winners both received £250 for their idea, an extra £1,750 to start their business, and mentoring help.

The runners-up was TerraBite Interactive for a survival horror game.

They won six months office space at Victory Business Centre.