Friday, 23 October 2015

University of Birmingam entrepreneurs scoop BSEEN awards

Entrepreneurs Jonny Driscoll and Michael McLeod celebrated after scooping awards at last nights BSEEN Celebration Awards ceremony.

Jonny Driscoll won an award for the Innovation category with his company Loopd - a Social Learning Environment and a cross over between social media and Learning resources to make learning for young people exciting.




“Its competitions like Bseen that inspire us (students) to invent and then develop ideas; just like I did with Loopd. Its amazing to think, that a simple competition invite that I received by email several years ago, has inspired all this activity; Loopd has not only changed my future forever but it has initiated the launch of a company that will revolutionise how educational opportunities and staff/student interactions are communicated in many universities throughout the UK, and eventually the world."

Michael McLeod, who is currently a postgraduate researcher in the school of Sport & Exercise Studies, created the company UniGreenScheme when he spotted an opportunity to recycle unwanted items left in skips at the University.  He won his award in the Networking category.
awards at the BSEEN Awards ceremony.

"I really enjoyed the BSEEN awards yesterday: thank you for all that you have done to make the programme and the event happen. I was very proud to receive the award for networking!"


Although the BSEEN programme is no longer available at the University of Birmingham, there are plenty of ways to get engaged with our new programme B Start-Up.  If you have an idea and would like help getting it off the ground, visit our B-Enterprising website and dive in.

Michael McLeod is currently competing in the Shell LiveWire competition, with a chance to £5,000 for his UniGreenScheme project.  Vote for Michael McLeod

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