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16 Sep 2015

Management Sciences student Sahil Jhamb wins the Santander 60 Second Pitch

Sahil Jhamb, a second year Management Sciences student Sahil Jhamb

Sahil’s project, myINDIA, was awarded first place and he has received £1,500 in funding and on-going support from Santander to help the project develop. In addition, Sahil previously received one of Loughborough University’s Ede and Ravenscroft travel scholarships to travel to India to further the project.

MyINDIA is a social enterprise project from the Enactus society which is working with the Russ Foundation in South India to help unemployed women develop vital business skills through selling Biomass Briquettes in the local area.

Biomass Briquettes have been developed to combat the deaths caused by using firewood and charcoal as a source of fuel. The briquettes are environmentally sustainable and provide a source of income for women. The product is non-profit, with everything earned reinvested into expanding myINDIA and Russ Foundation programmes.

The Santander Universities 60 Second Pitch Awards identify and support great ideas and start-up businesses. 

To contact the Publicity Team, please ring Mrs Ondine Barry on +44 (0)1509 228849 or email o.barry@lboro.ac.uk