Posted: Fri 12th Apr 2019
From 200+ entries to 30 semi-finalists to nine finalists to three winners. We are delighted to reveal the champions in Enterprise Nation's Next Generation Awards 2019 supported by Enterprise Trust and TSB.
The nine young entrepreneurs in three categories today pitched to a panel of judges and the winners below were selected. They each receive £2,500 cash investment and other top prizes. Congratulations to everyone who pitched at the final.
16-18 year olds
Vasilisa Dubova Artist Hue
My idea for Artist Hue is to "Connect Creative People Together." I want to do this through my art blog, art courses and online store first, then expand Artist Hue as a platform that will launch a podcast to interview artists and learn from their stories.
19 - 22 year olds
Joe Taylor and Elliott Rayne, EJ Events
EJevents believe you deserve Instagram worthy, unforgettable and truly special moments. Coming to our event isn't simply an 'event'; it's building moments you'll never forget with the people you love. So let us take you on a journey into the world of premium.
23 - 30 year olds
Bex Band, Love Her Wild
Bex Band founded the Love Her Wild community to encourage more women to go on adventures, to reconnect with nature and grow in confidence. Love Her Wild runs all-female team adventures as well as offering a supportive online forum, free spaces to women in need and a mentoring program.
Big thanks to the judges:
Helen Booth, CEO, Enterprise Trust
Richard Davies, commercial banking director, TSB
Rishi Gupta, co-founder, Zero Waste Club (Student Start-up of the Year 2018)
Yani Vladimirova, enterprise engagement manager, NACUE