Four King’s teams have made it to the semi-final of The Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition 2019. The Mayor’s Entrepreneur invites London students to come up with smart ideas to improve their city.
The finalists pitched today at City Hall in front of an expert judging panel. 24 institutions were represented with 90 semi-finalists. Finalists will then pitch their ideas Dragon’s Den style to a panel of entrepreneurs and industry experts on the 25 March. Tickets for the final are available here.
The semi-finalists are:
Charles Williamson, BSc Computer Science with venture ‘Stairway’
Leonardo Jones and Keslin Greenwood, Medicine and MBBS, with venture ‘Baxbiotech’
Sara Santini and Zubier Hammadi, MSc Strategic Entrepreneurship and Innovation with their venture ‘myLONDON’
Atif Talukdar, Computer Science Research with venture ‘Data Check’
“We’re really excited and privileged to be asked to pitch. We’re trying to solve the problem of how to ease overcrowding at London’s most popular tourist destinations. Our app myLONDON helps direct tourists to new and less visited attractions, supporting local businesses and promoting walkable routes along the way.
We were a finalist in King’s Entrepreneurship Institute’s Idea Factory competition this year and we’ve learned a lot from our course and all the support from King’s. If we win we want to invest the prize money in our app development and design. I run @prettylittlelondon which I’ve grown to over 400,000 followers so we know there is a big audience out there looking for more content about London’s attractions. London is a really inspiring city with lot of fantastic opportunities. ” Sara Santini and Zubier Hammadi
Thank you to King’s Mayor’s Entrepreneur interns Chloe Gerson, Megha Chalke and Devonte Myles and well done to everyone who entered.