Next Generation Awards 2019: The winners revealed!

Next Generation Awards 2019: The winners revealed!

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.

Age 16 to 18

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.

Young entrepreneur and Next Generation Awards winner Vasilisa Dubova, Artist Hue

Age 19 to 22

Joe Taylor and Elliott Rayne, EJ Events

EJ Events 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.

EJ Events winning Next Generation Awards 2019 for young entrepreneurs

Age 23 to 30

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 programme.

Bex Band, Love her Wild, winner of Next Generation Awards for young entrepreneurs

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

Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Led by founder, Emma Jones CBE, Enterprise Nation connects you to the resources and expertise to help you succeed.

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