Through his reputation as a young and successful entrepreneur, yesterday, our very own Managing Director Adam Smith was a judge at Highbury College’s 2013 Market Maker Competition.
20 teams of students came up with their very own business plans and presented their ideas to the panel of judges as well as their peers. The accompanying judges included successful Operations Business Manager Alan Graham and Executive Director Corporate College at the Highbury College, Dee John.
There are now 361 teams, comprising nearly 1400 students, from across 20 colleges taking part in this year’s competition. This is an astonishing success for the concept and the participating colleges. Over one third of colleges have more than 20 teams competing.
All business proposals were presented to a very high standard showing off the college’s growing reputation as the place to go for budding entrepreneurs. Adam and the panel gave constructive criticism to all the teams involved to help better their proposals and fine-tune their ideas. Choosing the winning team to go through to the London finals was an extremely tough decision but after much debate, team D-DAT were announced winners to go forward and possibly win a trip to New York.
The finals will be held during Global Entrepreneurship Week at the Institute of Directors in London on Monday 18th November. The winning team will visit New York and spend time with students and staff from City University New York.
Stay tuned to the Damteq blog for more news on the Market Maker 2013 competition!