A copy of the news article posted by Strood Academy, Kent.
For our winning enterprise students, it was onward and upward as guest presenters for the launch of this year’s National Enterprise Challenge.
As winners in 2012-13, their winning idea was a tourist app called IBritain.
On Wednesday 6 November, they were invited to attend the national launch party at Wayra Enterprise Academy in London. After a buffet reception, they were able to listen to speeches from none other than Theo Paphitis from Dragons Den and owner of Ryan; Charlotte Bosworth OCR examination board and Rob Forkan one the founders of Gandys Flipflops, a global social enterprise. The formal part of the evening was rounded off by our presentation but what proved to be the highlight of the evening was yet to come.
OCR presented our students with a cheque for £500 to invest in bringing their app idea to reality. This was quickly followed by an investment of £1,000 from Wayra and topped by an investment from Theo Paphitis, with a further pledge of £1000. There is a possibility that a secret millionaire may wish to invest also.
The next step is to bring on board the technical expertise to develop the app. Watch this space…