Venture Competition 2017

This year for the Venture Competition 2017, entrepreneurial students at Brunel University had the opportunity to compete for a prize of up to £5,000 to kick start their business idea.

Students participated in a Venture training workshop held by the Innovation Hub before submitting their applications for the Venture Competition.

Eight finalists were short-listed from over 90 submissions and the finalists were invited to pitch their business ideas in front of a panel of business experts, we also gave two finalists a chance to pitch their ideas over Skype .

We would like to congratulate all 8 finalists :

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  1. Thomas Fudge-  Ech – Everyone Can Help
  2. Susan Jane Obadina – VISION
  3. Stephanie Monty -Ostique Ltd
  4. Carl Marcus Alakija- ParkAmigo
  5. Bernadette Louise Byrne -They Should Invent That .com
  6. Tanvir Ahmed -Power Toilet Brush
  7. Dale Burrowes Sharps Safety
  8. James Paul Hadley -EcoDrones

The judges rigorously questioned the finalists about their business models and after some intense discussion, they finally decided to split the £5000 prize money between the  winner and the runner up.






Congratulations to Stephanie Monty for winning the Venture Competition for her fantastic idea and pitch for her business, ‘Ostique LTD’.

And we would like to congratulate Dale Burrowes as a runner up for his business ‘Sharps Safety’.

Ostique LTD provides stoma patches which are specifically designed for intimate occasions, the beach or swimming – situations where a typical pouch is embarrassing and current appliances particularly limited. Ostique offers a range of innovative and effective ostomy patches which aim to empower the user to feel and look great.

Dale Burrowes business idea ‘Sharps Safety’ was to develop a sharps device which reduces the risk of injury to Paramedics whilst improving the process in which sharps are disposed of.


By Sasha Chard