Ten enterprises have won a Deloitte Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Founder Award
Rocket Smoothies’ mission is to enable businesses to make healthy food & beverages cleanly, quickly & simply with no waste, no mess & no hassle.
Rocket's solution is to provide perfectly portioned, prepacked capsules of frozen fruit and vegetables together with a dedicated blending device. Think "Nespresso for smoothies".
Founders: Eduardo Clavijo SLN2015, Kevin Meehan SLN2015
Autorose is an automotive internet-of-things company that uses big data and predictive analytics to address a key problem for garages and insurance companies: the need for near-live detailed information on individual vehicles’ health.
Founders: Tom Haywood MBA2015, Igor Turevsky JEMBA2007 and Ilian Iliev
Follow Autorose on Twitter: @_autorose
Pass the Keys lets people short-let their homes through platforms such as Airbnb without any hassle, at double their long-term rental value. It takes care of all property management tasks and provides market insight and efficiency to increase their income. Its vision is to become a global leader in short-let management with properties in a dozen cities around the world.
Founders: Alexander Lyakhotskiy MBA2015 and Zoe Vu MBA2015
Follow Pass the Keys on Twitter: @passthekeysuk
PoundWise is changing personal finance with a solution that helps individuals and families make better financial decisions. No current technology reveals one’s tendency to poor financial behaviours or quantifies their impacts. The PoundWise solution, which combines finance, data analytics, and behavioural science, represents the next evolution in financial planning and wealth management.
Founders: Ryan Kruger MiF2013, Kevin Shaw and Clinton Brownley
SaveWallets creates a digital platform for people to save and invest – simply, efficiently and at low cost. Clients can link their credit cards/ debit cards/bank accounts and a percentage of their non-essential spending will be automatically saved. The savings will be invested using a robust, intelligent model to enable the client to reach their financial goals.
Founder: Sreejita Saha MiF Ft 2015
Sonic's mission is to disrupt the premium alcoholic beverage mixer category through taste and sensory innovation. Sonic takes a holistic, blank slate approach to create mixers with the end mixed drink experience in mind. Sonic’s distinctive look, powerful brand story and purpose aim to give it real cut-through in an otherwise conservative category.
Founders: Richard Watson MBA 2015 and Joe McCanta.
SOSIE transforms brick-and-mortar clothing shops into brick-and-mobile fashion experiences to maximize footfall and conversion. Our design-led technology propels the Internet-of-Fashion-Things seamlessly connecting garments–shoppers–retailers to make shopping personal, social and easy. It was showcased as a next-generation digital solution with high-growth potential in Innovate UK’s Future Retail competition.
Founder: Tahreem Arshad MBA2014
Taste of Kenya was set up to disrupt the current coffee supply chain using an online marketplace resulting in a fairer price for the farmer whilst the roaster benefits through better traceability. Its mission is impacting small-scale coffee farmers in Kenya through: direct sourcing, software access and sustainable initiatives.
Founder: Zipporah Gatiti EMBA2014
Follow Taste of Kenya on Twitter: @tastekenya
AssetBar is revolutionising the way you invest in peer-to-peer assets by bringing in a diversified portfolio approach into the field. Many private investors have recognised the benefits of investing their capital directly, using opportunities like peer-to-peer lending, equity and real estate crowdfunding. With AssetBar, they are able to build and manage these assets to optimise their risks and enhance their returns.
Founder: Alex Ryvkin EMBALJ2014
Reddendi is a niche premium men’s accessories brand with a social purpose: to support the education of underprivileged children in developing countries. Reddendi creates and sells luxury ties, cufflinks and pocket squares themed around a different region of the world: each product supports a child's education for a year in that region.
Co-Founders: Neeraj Dalmia MBA2016 and Stefan Humphries MBA2016
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