This year, The Ingenuity Lab’s annual entrepreneurial competition, Ingenuity16 saw 450+ entrants with ideas covering 12 sectors, including social impact, health, apps & software, and computer sciences.
Over 300 applicants attended a day-long boot-camp, receiving support from 40+ mentors as they developed their ideas. 130 business plans were submitted following 10 developmental seminars, with the top 20 pitching over 3 days, all for a share of the £110,000 prize fund.
On Wednesday 27th April 2016, guests were invited to attend the Ingenuity16 Awards Ceremony, to celebrate the success of the Ingenuity16 prize winners. It was hosted by Ingenuity Lab Manager, Steve Chapman and attended by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir David Greenaway; who presented the Vice-Chancellor’s Entrepreneurship Awards. The evening ended with a celebratory party, filled with all of the competition entrants, sponsors and competition mentors with performances by alumni band, Miss600.
Steve Chapman, Ingenuity Lab Manager said: “A great night was had by all and the event gave us the opportunity to showcase and celebrate the entrepreneurial excellence of University of Nottingham students and alumni. The evening also provided an opportunity for our generous sponsors and mentors to meet the competition winners. The support provided by our mentors during the run-up to this day has been phenomenal, supporting entrants at our boot camp, presenting developmental seminars to being a judge during the business pitches.”
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