CONEL Finalists for The Big Ideal Challenge

Two CONEL teams, DB Nails and The Investor App have been shortlisted in The Big Idea Challenge, an exciting competition for ambitious entrepreneurs. To win, finalists need to get the most votes from YOU the public and the public vote is now open!

Just click on the Vote button on the website (links below). Only the first click on any idea from each computer/phone is counted, so each person can only vote once.



Voting will close on Thursday 21 April at midnight so you have no time to lose!

DB NAILS - Mobile nail beauty for busy professional women who want pampering but don’t have the time to go to a nail bar.

DB NailsTeammates Donna Barton, Sharona Philips, and Mirce Vieira from CONEL with their mentor Graham Roddick, CEO, Digital Doughnut and Communitize

THE INVESTOR APP - An app for small businesses to find investors and advisors. A chance to network, connect and support.

investor appTeammates Andrea Onipede, Beneditte Bokolo, Jessicah Wignal, Elizabeth Daka, and Tanyella Enver from CONEL with their mentor Simon Boreham, Director of Financial Services for EMEA, Microsoft

The Big Idea Challenge is one of the UK’s biggest entrepreneurship competitions for college students and is organised in partnership with London Metropolitan University, Microsoft, NatWest and Unilever. This year saw approx. 500 participants from 10 colleges around London competing. The winning teams from each college were invited to a special bootcamp day hosted by NatWest on Friday 4 March, where they were each paired with a mentor to develop their idea and learn how to pitch.

The public will choose their favourite Big Idea and the team with the most votes will be crowned the People’s Choice winner at the Gala Awards night on Thursday 28 April.

The Big Idea Challenge FinalistsFinalists at Boot Camp taking part in The Big Idea Challenge



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