Today we report on the inspiring and high energy finals of the first Harmonious Entrepreneurship Society Student Enterprise Competition which drew 16 teams of students and staff from across the University of Wales Trinity St. David (UWTSD) and the International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW)
In the four months since the online launch event in March, students and staff teams have convened regularly to ideate, create, develop and plan harmonious enterprises, from embryo to venture proposition to pitch readiness. Following all teams receiving personalised feedback on their venture plans, six stage two finalists went on to develop a business plan and prepare for an online pitch to the HES international panel of expert judges.
In the process the students have learned not just about Harmonious Entrepreneurship, but about sustainability, problem identification and solution, team working, business planning, and those all-important enterprise skills.
Heart-felt congratulations go to the three finalist from IUMW drawn from a mix of disciplines and faculties:
Gold Winners (£2000): Team Miracle Makers, Reisha Rashide, Nur Fatin Farhana Napiah, Hind Shahir and Shahril Efzueni Rozali
Silver Winners (£1000): Team Agro Pro: Mayzer Mahomed Mussa, Thaveneswaran A/L Vijaya Anand and Sugindran R Krisnan
Bronze winners (£500): Team Hand of Angels: Amir Bahar, Siti Mazwita, Lim Hon, and Ashsha Avinia
The journey continues for the three teams as they now take up their Pitch Club spaces with competition partner Circklo, the world’s first Business Configurator, specialised in digital start-ups for the circular economy. A significant opportunity to gain access to their exclusive Game Changers community offering highly professional collaboration, support, advice, and networking. Protecting the IP of our teams we will share more detailed news in due course.
For now, David and I would like to thank all sponsors and contributors which include Circklo and Welsh Government. We have had super support from Dr Nisa Omar and Laura Evans (IUMW) & Dr Kathryn Penaluna, Sophie Hancock & Dylan William-Evans (UWTSD). We also credit our intern duo Laura Yildiz and Adrienne Boran, Jacqui Jones, and her Tourism & Events alumni, along with the event speakers drawn from Big Ideas Role Models Wales, Gareth I Jones and Jessica Leigh-Jones, and David Brooks, Wales Co-Operative Centre.
Thank you to our judging panel for their time and expertise, Bev Pold, Deva Evanson, Kay Luan Tay, Prof. Nigel Adams, Paul Ranson and Circklo’s, Maria Morais, Ella Minty and Matt Durstan.
Finally, we extend a big thanks to all the staff and student participants across all stages.
We have all learnt, had fun, and made a difference
Thank you from Felicity and David