Congratulations to the Reinvent the Wheel winners!
The Westside event took place last Wednesday and amongst our amazing talks and workshops, we also ran our "Reinvent the Wheel" competition. With a fantastic number of business ideas that aim to reinvent a product or service, our judges - Evelyn McDonald, Steven Reynolds and Lewa Thomas - had a hard time selecting the most fruitful and impressive ones!
Four candidates were asked to come on stage and join us at the Live Q&A, helping both the judges and the audience understand more about their business ideas. The candidates included AidanBanerjee, Malgorzata Rog, Carole Kongolo and MOYA (Minds of Young Artists), who shared more information about their vision, why they want to achieve and how they plan to execute next steps.
The 1st winner, selected by the judging panel, was Aidan Banerjee who aims to develop an app to replace student cards. Aidan won a free 3-month incubator space at The Loft, supporting him to bring his idea to life!
The 2nd winner, selected by the audience, was MOYA, a student-led Graphic Design collective that aims to design, create, market and promote student artwork, currently based at West College Scotland but aims to expand to further educational institutions. MOYA won an iPad mini 4 that help them with customers and sales processing!
Following up after the event, a meeting took place at The Loft this week, where Aidan also met the team and had a tour of the facilities that he will be using from June onwards to make his idea reality!
We wish all the best to Aidan with his new venture and many thanks to The Loft for this amazing opportunity!