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Hughes Hall Enterprise Society Award goes online

On Thursday 25 February 2021 the Hughes Hall Enterprise Society hosted its competition online for the first time, with over 40 people attending the event to present, discuss, and judge five brilliant business ideas.

The competition, which is open to teams comprising at least one Hughes Hall undergraduate, postgraduate student, researcher or alum, featured presentations that spanned platforms, education, travel, and health. All were of a very high standard, and the judges – Maggie Simpson, Jack Richardson, and Rupert Pearce-Gould – all gave invaluable advice and insight to the founders on the night.

All who attended were also treated to energising keynote speech from Francois Gouelo about his entrepreneurial journey to creating a quickly expanding start-up: Enso Connect, which sparked a very interesting discussion about what it takes to be successful in a young business.

The Winner

PocketPitch – a platform to easily connect start-ups to investors.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the winning business, you can find their website here, or reach out to Andrew Sears (LinkedIn).

The Hughes Hall Enterprise Society would like to congratulate all the pitchers for their ingenuity and having the courage to come and test their ideas. They would also like to put on record their thank you to the event’s speaker and judges, and a thank you to everyone who pitched or attended.

It was amazing to see the Hughes entrepreneurial community together again!

For more information on the Hughes Hall Enterprise Society please contact the President, Jivan Nivani on jjkn2@jbs.cam.ac.uk