Congratulations to the 2022 award winners:
Early stage winner: Khalid Baareh DEMBAS2011, Cofounder of iKcon
iKcon is a leading Food Technology and Cloud-Kitchen operator in the MENA region which was acquired by the largest US operator of delivery kitchens, logistics and proximity hubs in November 2021, just three years after its launch.
Later stage winner: Yariv Cohen MBA2005, Co-founder of Ignite Power
Ignite Power connects ‘last-mile’ communities across Sub-Saharan Africa to provide them with clean, sustainable and – most importantly –affordable solar-power home systems, as well as other solar solutions, including irrigation and cooking.
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Early-Stage Winners: Nick Doman and Will Pearson Co-founders of Ocean Bottle
Founded in 2018, Ocean Bottle tackles one of the greatest problems of ocean pollution in two ways. First, it enables consumers to change their behaviour by replacing single-use, non-degradable plastics with a reusable bottle that is smart-chip-activated. Second, the company allocates a percentage of sales to plastic collection by coastal communities, with each sale funding the collection of the equivalent in weight of 1,000 ocean-bound plastic bottles.
Later-Stage Winner: Akshat Garg, Co-founder of DCDC Kidney Care
As Co-founder and Director of DCDC Kidney Care, Akshat Garg helped create a chain of dialysis centres in 10 states in India, with more than 125 centres and 800+ dialysis machines providing affordable quality dialysis to over 6,000 patients, including many in marginalised areas. With no prior knowledge of the field, Akshat undertook to equip the company with the technical capability it needed to be a successful multi-centre chain and developed stringent operating procedures that have enabled it to achieve an incidence rate of less than 0.5% in terms of transfer of infections across dialysis sessions – an industry-best statistic.
Early-Stage winner: Anuj Srivastava, Co-founder of Livspace
Livspace is a three-way technology platform for interior design that connects homeowners, designers and vendors (suppliers and contractors) to provide a predictable and trusted home design and renovation service.
Later-stage winner: Mark Kornfilt, President and CPO at Vimeo (Co-founder of Livestream, acquired by Vimeo in 2017)
Livestream provided B2B live-streaming. In 2017, Livestream was acquired by Vimeo, the world’s leading all-in-one video software solution. Today, Vimeo’s platform enables professionals, teams, and organisations to unlock the power of video to create, collaborate, and communicate, serving a growing community of over 200 million users – from creatives to entrepreneurs to the world’s largest companies.
Early-stage Winner Gerhard Grueter Managing Director and Co-Founder, Lawson Conner
Lawson Conner is a regulation technology firm and outsourced compliance services champion, serving a blue-chip client base in the financial services sector, globally.
Later-stage Winner: Richard Downs CEO Iglu.com
Iglu.com is Europe’s largest retailer of cruise and ski holidays. A one stop shop for cruise and ski products in a live, simple to use website backed up by product experts.
Early-stage Winner: Franz Thomas Fuerst Managing Director / CEO WebID solutions GMBH
Programme MBA 1996
WebID solutions GMBH is the initiator of a fully AML-compliant video identification and is now positioning itself to become one of the premier players in the global identity management space. They provide seamless online processes for identification and signature anytime, anywhere, from any device. WebID has created a brand new space with AML-compliant video identification, receiving approval from the German Federal Ministry of Finance as the first company ever. WebID was also the creator of the first signature service based on the Qualified Electronic Signature as defined by the eIDAS regulation, enabling a real-time online lending process for the first time in Central Europe.
Later-stage Winner: Saurav Chopra CEO and Co-Founder Perkbox
Programme: MBA 2004
Perkbox is a cloud-based employee perks and engagement platform serving business of all sizes. Perkbox believes that happy and engaged employees perform better and stick around for longer. To that end, they’ve created a platform that rewards and recognises employees to help build happier, more productive company cultures.
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Feedzai - Nuno Sebastiao SEMBA2009
Move Guides - Brynne Herbert MBA2012
Brightwave - Charles Gould JEMBA2006
Vagabond wines - Stephen Finch MBA2005
Dharma Life - Gaurav Mehta MBA2010
Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel - Chitra Stern MBA2000
WorldRemit - Ismail Ahmed DLEMBA2010
Tortilla Mexican Grill - Brandon Stephens MBA2005
Dr Thom - Dr Thom Van Every MBA2002
Encore International - Mark Dickinson MiFPT1998
OmniComplete - Simon Schneider MBA2007 and Janeen Chupa-Brimacombe MBA2007
Research Now - Chris Havemann MBA1999
QualitySolicitors - Saleem Arif MBA2005
Regent's Park Healthcare - Anil Ohri SEMBA1999
NX Bakery Group - Ian Zilberkweit MiFPT2000