Students came forward with a wide range of ideas for innovative and sustainable start-up enterprises. Leeds Business School academics held drop-in sessions to support the students and encouraged them to use a Business Model Canvas to improve the focus and clarity of their ideas and to think about the key elements of a successful business and how they connect. Two of our Entrepreneurs in Residence contributed to the assessment of the submissions and provided key insights on the models from a practical perspective.
The winner Matthew Peet-Farrow was praised for the business proposition which was easy to understand and addressed a clearly identified market need. The re-cycling of the product and the social benefit of the idea were clearly articulated in the model and marked it out as an innovative and sustainable enterprise. Mathew attended the Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Awards 2019, organized annually and presented at the University of Huddersfield where he received recognition for his achievement.
Professor George Lodorfos Dean of Leeds Business School said:
‘The creativity, the entrepreneurial approach and the values of our students are the core ingredients for the responsible entrepreneurs of the future. They make me proud and with commitment, endeavour and the right support they have huge potential to make a positive contribution to society’