5th February 2015
The UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Award Video
The UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Award, a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style competition for ambitious UCFB students to pitch their innovative ideas for sports companies to a panel of successful business leaders, recently saw the winners of its second edition crowned at Wembley Stadium, home of UCFB Wembley.
Providing UCFB students from both campuses with the opportunity to compete for a £5,000 investment to develop and launch their own business venture, the objective of the competition was to encourage all students to engage in the innovation of sport.
Entrants were challenged with the task of creating a unique sports-related product, preparing a pitch and presenting this to the esteemed panel. The panel included Brendan Flood, Chairman of UCFB; Philip Wilson, Chief Executive at UCFB; Paul Fletcher MBE, former Chief Executive at Burnley Football Club; John Banaszkiewicz, a global leader within trading markets; and UCFB Finance Director John Davies.