Posted: Tue 3rd Jun 2014
And the winner is "¦
Congratulations to The Ember Club who secured the highest number of public votes in May so is the happy winner of Â£500 which will be spent on network development, marketing and a new event.
We were so impressed with the quality of applications to our Fund 101 competition in May. We've made a shortlist of 5 candidates - find out how they'd spend up to Â£500 on their business idea, and why they deserve your vote.
Made in the Valley is a co-operative of makers in the Calder Valley of West Yorkshire. With a building identified as a potential co-working and maker space, four entrepreneurial ladies are looking for Â£500 to heat the space and create a conducive work environment.
Version 22 is a design studio intent on creating products which solve everyday frustrations in a way that makes people smile. The first product to be released is Geco Hub, the world's first truly adaptable wall mounted grab and go storage system. Fund101 will be used to pay for the manufacturing tooling needed to make the components and get them to customers.
Clever Little Fishes is a web design business based in Kent, serving customers across the UK and globe. Founder, Ant Tomlinson, is looking to take on his first hire and would spend Fund101 equipping the garden office to enable this.
Venteo is an iPhone appwhere all pictures taken at an event by anyone attending upload seamlessly to one album for all to view. Fund101 would be spent on marketing this new app in Portsmouth, the city in which Blake Folgado, is based.
The Hog Master of Spalding is a mobile roasting business looking to expand over the next 3 years to having five units covering weekend trade at country fairs, parties, weddings and corporate events. It would spend Fund101 money on a new stand with the company logo so they stand out from the crowd.