Entrepreneur and co-founder of YouGov PLC, Stephan Shakespeare, writing in CityAM this morning, has announced the winners of StartUp Summer 2011
31 August 2011
Back in July, I wrote about the launch of StartUp Summer, a scheme to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship among students organised by YouGov with University College London and Imperial College, and supported by Downing Street.
It has been a fantastic six weeks, with the students making great progress in developing their ideas whilst learning from a series of skills shops and masterclasses given by the likes of Luke Johnson, Martha Lane-Fox and Ben Elliott. Yesterday the six teams pitched to a group of venture capitalists and a judging panel, who chose the team that it felt had the greatest business potential to win a cash investment. Running alongside that was a second competition in which teams worked on ways to bring to market existing YouGov and UCL innovations. That prize was awarded to the team that had moved their idea forward the most and closest towards a viable launch.
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