Item Design Engineering graduate and organizer of Version 22, Simon Lyons is the undergrad champ of the national Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards.
Simon, who moved on from Loughborough with top notch respects in 2013, follows in the strides of Ross Kemp (Asap Water Crafts) and Laurence Kemball Cook (Pavegen), who individually won third and ahead of all comers in 2013 and 2012.
The Awards, subsidized by the Santander Universities Global Division, intend to help and sway college understudies to seek after their business thoughts. The opposition is interested in understudies from each of the 72 UK colleges that accomplice the Santander Universities Global Division. Loughborough is the main accomplice college to be put among the prizes for three successive years.
Simon pitched Version 22 – which is underpinned by the Studio, Loughborough’s graduate commercialisation center point – to a board of judges at Santander UK’s central station in London’s Triton Square. Santander UK’s CEO, Ana Botin, gave him the top undergrad prize of £5,000. Simon will utilize the trusts to help the assembling of Geco Hub, an inventive stockpiling framework that might be introduced anyplace in minutes, without screw fixings.
Geco Hub is a special and classy approach to take care of the regular things we regularly lose. As indicated by a national survey1, we use ten minutes consistently scrounging for up to nine lost things, with cellular telephones, auto keys and essential paperwork being the most widely recognized.
Simon started chip away at Geco Hub as a feature of his degree at Loughborough and has won various awards incorporating accomplishment in the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Innovation Hothouse Competition, a Shell Livewire Grand Ideas Award, a James Dyson Foundation Bursary, and also the University’s Think BIG! Marketable strategy Competition.
The Santander Award takes on at an extremely energizing time for Simon, who will dispatch a Kickstarter fight for Geco Hub on 29 July.
“I am so satisfied to be perceived through the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards,” said Simon. “Getting such an extraordinary response from the judges has propelled me to drive my business forward by seeking after key markets for Geco Hub and alternate items I am creating.”
Educator Steve Rothberg, Loughborough’s Pro Vice Chancellor (Enterprise) said: “Simon is a remarkable envoy for graduate venture. We’re pleased to have had the capacity to help his business in its initial stages through the Studio and he completely merits the colossal achievement that he has attained. I anticipate Version 22 being a household name.”
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