No it’s not another sequel in the popular obscurity to fame singing film series but the signalling of the final activity of our fourth cohort of Building Business Horizons participants who pitched on 16 and 17 June for some seed funding.
And what a range of ideas that they pitched to the panels!
From an opera masterclass and performance programme to a sauna experience to rival the Scandinavians, a marketing consultancy, health and social care recruitment service, a slow fashion brand using recycled fabrics and providing fashion development workshops to a sustainably sourced and packaged period kit for busy girls and women.
They are all winners in our eyes as our cohort this year have excelled themselves and should be proud of their achievements having gone through four months of total online workshop and masterclass immersion. This was to bring them to the point where they could pitch for three awards of seed funding to help them further their business idea.
And in all good awards style, we can now reveal that the awardees are:
Hands Hunter Ltd – founded by Mihai Udrescu, the company sources and sells compostable scented and coloured refuse bags which he sells on Amazon
The Nature Spa – a social enterprise founded by Victoria Maddox who is working to bring a health improving sauna experience loved by many Europeans to London, encompassing wellbeing and the healing effect of nature
Stumped Marketing – a startup marketing business being set up by Marcia Henry-Morgan, who plans to provide a range of marketing services including marketing strategy development, social media marketing services to small start-ups and SMEs
We have enjoyed supporting this cohort of inspiring individuals and will continue to support them on their journey.
If you are interested in joining our next Building Business Horizons programme starting in September 2021, you will need to have completed our former three day new business course, our revamped StartUp & Go Bootcamp or our Introduction to Social Enterprise course.