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UCL Enterprise Society team wins entrepreneurial challenge

28 June 2011


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  • UCL Enterprise Society 
  • A team of UCL students has won a national enterprise challenge in a competition featuring teams from a number of universities.

    The UCL Enterprise Society entered a team into a competition held at Imperial Business School called the Enfinite Potential Unleashed Enterprise Challenge.

    The team consisted of five UCL students: Marisha Naz, Monica Jarpa, Amir Bendjazia, Laci Bicskei and Tristan Pritchard-Meaker. All of the team members come from different countries and are studying within different UCL departments. For their winning presentation, they chose to analyse the financial micropayments industry and highlight entrepreneurial opportunities within that area.

    Team member Monica Jarpa (UCL Management Science and Innovation) explained: "Despite not having met previous to the selection process, we created a very collaborative team dynamic and really enjoyed working together. We formed a very inter-disciplinary team".

    Tristan Pritchard-Meaker (UCL Biochemical engineering) said: "The challenge was very enjoyable, with a lot of strong teams in attendance. It was great to have an innovative and 'outside-of-the-box' problem to solve that really pushed us as a team. We need to say a big thank you to the UCL Enterprise Society for giving us the chance to compete. We really pulled together and - because of our varied skills, understanding and strengths - we delivered a novel answer to the question."

    Image: Member's of the winning team with Sandeep Bharj and Martin Poschenrieder from the UCL Enterprise Society Committee

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