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Venture Out 2012 winners revealed

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Venture Out 2012 winners revealed

The winners of the Venture Out 2012 student ideas competition have been announced. With more than 110 entries, judges selected 18 finalists to battle it out for the nine cash prizes.


The awards ceremony was held on Thursday, 13 December with the finalists' posters on display to illustrate their ideas.


Winners in each category were awarded £500, second place £250 and third place £100. This prize money is to help develop the ideas with the aim of starting a new venture.


Venture Out Business

Awarded by Mathias Schmid, Venture Further 2012 winner and Co-Founder of Kaffeination Ltd.


Winners - Zoe Phillips and Kirsty McFadden (School of Pharmacy)
‘Campus Health: Student centred healthcare’ - A campus pharmacy focused on easily accessible services that meet and go beyond the needs of the student population.

Second - Matthew Borthwick (Manchester Business School)
'HeadSmart’ - HeadSmart focuses on removing the risk of concussions and other head injuries from both sporting and everyday life.

Third - Paul Delamere (Manchester Business School)
‘Shindigga Ale’ - We aim to revolutionise young people’s perception of ale by offering a flavoursome and refreshing beer which they can enjoy and identify with.


Venture Out Social

Awarded by Jennifer O’Brien, Venture Out 2008 and Venture Further 2009 winner, and Co-Founder of Venture Uganda.

Winner - Joanne Worthington and Phil Kerr (Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work)
‘BakeXchange’ - An inter-generational baking project that helps young people at risk of exclusion whilst reaching out to older people in the community.

Second - Jack Harley (Manchester Business School)
‘Remove the filter’ - Before arriving with us, information is filtered, distorted, chewed up and spat out before being labelled 'science'.

Third - Zeinab Khalili (Computer Science)
‘Carers Network’ - A web-based platform for stay at home parents and carers to connect, share interests, socialise and make some money by offering services and products in an informal, flexible manner working around their caring duties.


Venture Out Technology

Certificates awarded by Nick Henderson, Venture Further 2010 runner-up and Co-Founder of Printers Inc.

Winner - Cristian Menzel (Chemistry)
‘Biocide Film’ - A self-adhesive film that can easily be applied to any surface - providing immediate, long-lasting protection against bacteria and viruses.

Second - Anna King and Natalie Cureton (Medical and Human Sciences / Life Sciences)
‘LipoPep - A novel targeted drug delivery system aimed at saving the lives of babies worldwide.

Third - Miho Nakamura and Siamnat Panassom (Manchester Business School)
‘Plastic to oil technology’ - Save the world with your PET bottles.


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Full list of finalists >>

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