Business School students success at University innovation competition

Posted on Friday 24th January 2014

Three students from the Business School recently performed well at the University’s annual Plan-B Innovation Competition.

The competition is for students who have an idea for a business, social enterprise or charity that they think could bring about a radical change inside another organisation. Plan B seeks people with ideas and vision, who would like to receive training that will enable them to devise and communicate a clear plan to achieve that vision in a number of different categories. Winners recieve a cash prize as well as access to support, resources and a place on the B-Seen programme.

The following three students were short-listed and were finalists in their categories:

  • Emmaneul Ajadi - Commercial Business category: 1st place
  • Peace Fenojo – Commercial Business category: 2nd place
  • Mary Akinsulire – Improving the Campus Experience category: 2nd place

Emmanuel was also the recipent of an ‘Enterprise Scholar’ award and received money to develop his entrepreneurial abilities over the duration of his studies.

The panel of judges were not only impressed with the Business School students' ideas, but also with their ability to communicate them in a compelling and succinct way at a live competition.

The programme is currently recruiting its next cohort, looking to help the best student and graduate entrepreneurs start their own businesses; B-Seen programme.