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Students win £10,000 to help grow business ideas

8th July 2015

Three students from Barking & Dagenham College have been awarded £10,000 to develop two digital business ideas, thanks to a summer student competition.

Jisc competition

Jisc, which aims to make the UK the most digitally advanced education and research nation in the world, ran the ‘Jisc Summer Student’ competition in a bid to help young people with their digital business ideas.

Two winning ideas from IT students

Jack Wilson, 20, from Dagenham, secured his £5,000 by winning over the judges with his Desired Dreams idea. His business is targeted at students to give them direction and support to turn their own business ideas into a reality.

Meanwhile, Jessie Johns, 17, from East Ham, and Milady Capitan, 19, also from Dagenham, joined forces to enter as a team with their App-Link idea. App-Link supports people getting into apprenticeships.

Pitch Day Finalists

In addition to winning £10,000 in cash between them, Jack, Jessie and Milady, who are all studying IT at the College, have secured places on the next stage of the competition, which involves a four day ‘designs sprint’ and a pitch day, where the students get to explore their ideas further.

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