The Big Pitch winners 2018

Read about the brilliant business ideas presented by the winners of our Big Pitch competition for students in 2018.

Student Computers by Christopher Mason

Winner - £2,500 and Student Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 award including an additional £1,000
Student Computers aims to provide an IT Support service aimed at students. Offering quality IT support for a variety of issues at a cost-effective price. Student Computers will work towards employing students, giving them valuable work experience and skills, they can take beyond their studies.

Quirky Working – Mikki Jenman & Harrison Christison

Winner- Provide Award, £3K prize for an innovative solution to a social problem offered by Provide
Our initial aim will be to host a co-produced, collaborative festival using the medium of music, to focus on mental health issues in society. Through this festival we will endeavour to improve awareness of the issues surrounding mental health, whilst at the same time tackling some of the big barriers in society towards inclusivity, in a relaxed, fun environment.

Eath App – Ignacio Alcalde & Samuel Mungy

Winner - £2,500
Eating healthy while saving money is one of the most common things people have in mind when shopping. How can we help? Eath is a revolutionary app that allows you to organise cheap meals in a simple way. Spend the minimum, upload your own recipes, and much, much more!

Brown Educates – Natalie Brown

Winner - Allia Award, one year’s free membership of The Future Business Centre together with specialist social enterprise mentoring provided by Allia
I will be creating educational short films to help private sector tenants and landlords who are litigants in person (people representing themselves in court).

Recyclo – Andre Louis

Winner - £5,000
The idea is to create a cooperative focusing on the collection of aluminium cans. Currently there are no companies focusing on this market and their is a huge opportunity to capitalise on the wasted aluminium. Monetising the non-recycled aluminium is a £122 million unexplored market. Companies such as Novelis support the creation of cooperatives.