Bright Red Sparks 2019 Finalists Announced

April 4, 2019

With our Bright Red Sparks 2019 Awards Dinner at The Balmoral just over a week away, we are delighted to formally announce the shortlisted finalists for the six competition categories: Bright Ideas, Business for Good, Going for Growth, Enterprising Educators, Creative Consultants, and Active Citizens.

The winners of each category will be announced at our Bright Red Sparks Awards Dinner next Thursday evening, 11 April 2019. There is still time to join the fun, just click this link here to book your ticket.

Bright Ideas

The Bright Ideas category is for early-stage unique business ideas from Edinburgh Napier students, graduates, and staff. Applicants were required to submit a Business Model Canvas (BMC), an application form informing us why they should win, as well as a 60 second video pitch. We are delighted to announce that the finalists for the Bright Ideas category are:

Barbara Melville
BiaScan
Isa Olsson
Welhalla Group Ltd
Shannon Fontius
echo shoppe ltd

Business for Good

The Business for Good category is for Edinburgh Napier students, alumni, and staff, and focuses on social enterprises or businesses with a social purpose. Applicants were required to submit a BMC, an application form, and a 60 second video pitch. We are delighted to announce that the finalists for the Business for Good category are:

James Marshall
10T Ltd
Isa Olsson
Welhalla Group Ltd
Shannon Fontius
echo shoppe ltd

Going for Growth

The Going for Growth category is aimed at BRT community members who have been running and scaling their business for more than one year with ambitious plans for growth. The category was open to BRT members to apply, which means that Edinburgh Napier students, alumni, and staff were all eligible to enter after meeting with one of our Bright Red Triangle Incubator Managers. Applicants were required to submit a BMC, an application form, and a 60 second video pitch. We are excited to announce that the finalists for the Going for Growth category are:

Alexandra Porter-Smith & Eathan Currie
High Tide Media
Martina Zupan
Alterwaste Ltd
Tom Inglis
Wildcat Applications Ltd

Enterprising Educators

The Enterprising Educators category was open to all Edinburgh Napier staff who have led modules, projects, or programmes that get our students involved with enterprise activities. Applicants were required to submit a rather lengthy application form explaining their project in detail and its impact, as well as a 60 second pitch video. The finalists for the Enterprising Educators category are:

Geraint Florida-James
School of Applied Sciences
Representing the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland Team
Robert Hairstans
School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Representing the beX team
Ruth Cochrane
Lecturer
School of Arts and Creative Industries

Creative Consultants

The Creative Consultants category was open to all past and present Junior Consultants from Bright Red Triangle’s Consultancy. Junior Consultants are a mixture of current students and recent graduates from across Edinburgh Napier University who have been recruited and trained to deliver ad-hoc projects for external clients whilst being mentored by a Senior Consultant. For this category, we wanted to find out how Junior Consultants have used their consultancy experience as a springboard for personal and/or career growth. To apply, Junior Consultants were required to complete a substantial level of self-reflection through the submission of a Business Model YOU, an application, as well as a 60 second video pitch.  We are delighted to announce that the four shortlisted finalists for this category are:

Myles Robertson
Junior Consultant
The Business School
Maximilian Brooks
Junior Consultant
School of Arts & Creative Industries
Antonella Tamburrano
Junior Consultant
School of Computing
Caroline Tocher
Junior Consultant
The Business School

Active Citizens

The Active Citizens category was open to all Edinburgh Napier students, staff, and alumni. The category criteria focused on individuals who have positively impacted their local community with a social or environmental focused project. Applicants were required to submit a detailed application form as well as a 60 second video pitch. The finalists for this category are:

Jessica McClure
Representing Bleedin’ Saor
Caroline Tocher
Representing Philos Meal
Isabel Dosser
Dignity Boxes

We are extremely proud to support our Edinburgh Napier students, alumni, and staff to engage in enterprise and innovation activities, and a huge congratulations to everyone who entered our Bright Red Sparks competition. It requires a lot of dedication and hard work, and we were highly impressed with the standard of the applications received.

 

We look forward to seeing you all at the Bright Red Sparks Awards Dinner next Thursday evening, and are excited to celebrate you and your success!

 

If you are an Edinburgh Napier student, staff member, or alumni, and would like support with an early-stage business idea or the operations and growth of an existing business, we are here to support you. We offer business advice, office space, and access to networks and relevant events, all of which are free. Contact us today to find out more.

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