Validator Programme & Competition 2022 Highlights
25 businesses ideas accelerated through the Loughborough Enterprise Network's Validator programme!
Throughout the Summer the Loughborough Enterprise Network, delivered The Validator Programme – an accelerator designed to support Loughborough University Students and Graduates from both Loughborough and Loughborough London campus’.
Validator provides the structure and practical time needed to really interrogate, test and validate business hypotheses and ideas to take their business to the next level!
This year’s Validator Programme worked with 25 budding Entrepreneurs!
The Programme consisted of live workshop delivery featuring Loughborough Alumni speakers (Thomas Constant- TheBugFactory , Kate Walker – ExpHand Prosthetics and Tom Jelliffe – Tzuka). Tailored online courses were also sent to founders to help develop knowledge and skills
Additionally students and graduates had the opportunity to connect and work with mentors across the Loughborough Enterprise Network and wider Alumni community.
As part of this year's Validator Programme, each founder received a £500 grant, awarded by the Student Success Academy, to help the cohort further develop and test business ideas.
To conclude the Validator experience, founders had the opportunity to enter the Business Validator Mini Competition – an opportunity to win £250!
Founders showcased their ideas by entering a 1min video pitch via the Loughborough Enterprise Webpage. From here founders were told to utilise their networking skills to ask their audiences to vote for their business.
The Business Validator Mini Competition had a grand total of 285 votes.
Charlie Wheeldon - Head of Careers, Student Enterprise and Opportunities, had the pleasure of announcing this year's winner - Jessica Strain with her business Ovrbloom!
Hear from our winner!
Hear what this year's 2022 Validator mini competition winner, Jess Strain (Ovrbloom), has to say about her experience of the competition.
The Validator Programme will return in May 2023 – express your interest here: https://bit.ly/LENValidator23
See below the submissions for the 2022 Business Validator Mini Competition:
Jess Strain - Ovrbloom
Jamshid Tavallali - Surreal
We help the Tech enthusiasts achieve the AR dream by making the necessary tech and making it accessible so they can do thier magic!
A fashion brand focusing on sustainability at its maximum with purposeful designs. It aims to be sustainable at each level of the production process.
Nemat Alizada - Rakeb Limited
Connecting mechanic shops to customers using car delivery drivers.