On how she felt when she first arrived
When I first arrived, I felt welcomed by the Entrepreneurship Institute team. Almost immediately, students were striking up small talk, introducing ourselves and what we study, where we are from, etc. I felt comfortable and excited to get started.
On the idea her team created
Our idea was very realistic, tangible, and straight forward. We didn't try to reinvent the wheel but instead thought of a feasible project within the King's network, using the resources we knew were readily available.
Ella and her team designed a Community Exchange Programme aiming to foster long-lasting connections between King's students and the wider community.
On her experience over the two days
Overall, I thought the two days were a great experience. I appreciated learning from my team, as well as the other teams, and learning how to communicate my mental health science knowledge in more digestible and pitch-able language.
On the lessons she learnt
I learnt a lot about how to engage your audience during a pitch. I even found myself using these same skills within a few days, during a class presentation.
On what she’ll take forward
I'll take forward presentation and teamwork skills, and an appreciation for applying entrepreneurship to social problems. With such a large mental health crisis, we need people from all fields and all walks of life to address it. I will now advocate for more opportunities to welcome entrepreneurial ideas into the mental health space.