2018 winners of £100 for 100 competition announced
Loughborough University London and LSU Enterprise have announced nine winners of the second annual £100 for 100 competition.
Winners include students from both the Loughborough and London campuses, and included submissions from undergraduate, masters and PhD students.
Students were required to submit a 100 second long video pitching their business idea. The judging panel received a diverse range of entries and thoroughly enjoyed assessing the students' works.
Ben Cole, Loughborough University London's Stakeholder Development Manager and a judge for the competition, said:
“At Loughborough University London we want to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs who will go out and make the world a better place. The winners of £100 for 100 have shown a passion for new ideas and will now get help from us to develop their ideas through our Business Plan Bootcamp and accelerator programmes. I think the diversity of those involved and the ideas that they have shared shows that entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship can come in all shapes and sizes. We’re very happy that so many students wanted to get involved in this year’s programme and look forward to seeing their businesses flourish in the future.”
Each winner will receive £100 for their 100 second business pitch and all entrants are invited to attend our Business Plan Bootcamp on 10th February 2018.
Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.
It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.
Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.
The University has been awarded a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, which recognises institutions that deliver consistently outstanding teaching that is of the highest quality found in the UK.
The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking.
The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.