News | January's Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Award Winners Announced
These four young entrepreneurs each won £1,000 for their startup in this month's Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Awards
Jermaine Hagan (Revision App Global)
Revision App is the UK's leading mobile education brand,
providing 300,000 students with the educational content (flashcards and videos)
that they will need throughout their 15 years of studying. This includes
millions of exam prep notes, educational videos and a directory of local
Rajeev Nayyar (Fixflo)
Fixflo is an online problem reporting system for residential
property repairs (e.g. leaking roof). Fixflo is initially being targeted at the private rented subsector in
which tenants rent professionally managed properties. Fixflo guides a tenant
through a structured issue identification process and uses the information that
is provided by a tenant (including photos) to create a clear and consistent
issue report for that tenant's property manager. Fixflo allows works to be carried out more
quickly and effectively, reducing the need for email and telephone exchanges or
physical inspections to identify the problem.
Rebecca Sweetman (Tutudesk UK)
Tutudesk UK provides portable school desks, Tutudesks, to
children in Sub Saharan Africa. The Tutudesk is simply a flat, plastic writing
surface that rests on the child’s lap. It is lightweight, portable and
recyclable. Over 95 million children in Sub Saharan Africa don’t have the
benefit of a classroom desk. This affects the development of literacy and
overall academic performance. Over 1 million desks have already been
distributed and the Campaign aims to distribute a further 20 million by the end
of 2015. Research suggests that this will have a significant impact on the
educational success of this generation of African children.
Aditya Kasliwal (Speakset)
Speakset is aiming to simplify video calling for the
elderly through the creation of a device that plugs into the TV, allowing
grandparents to connect with grandchildren at the click of a button. Current video devices are built for a
generation that has grown up with computers; they are not user friendly for the
older generation who haven’t had the required technical training. The TV is the
perfect familiar, intuitive and comfortable environment to support video calls.
The device simply plugs in and is operated with a remote control.
Commiserations to Sebastian Sundvik (Fantasy Sport Exchange), Yinka Danmole (The Loft), Morven Mulgrew (Cast Iron Kitchen), Matthew King
(Mindpipe Wedding Stationery), Tom Harrington (We Sold) and Rhys Jones (Clothier Jones) who were shortlisted but did
not win this time and have been encouraged to reapply.
Win funding for your business
If you think that you or your business has what it takes to win a £1,000 Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Award you can apply online now via our Awards page.