Reducing gender stereotypes in marketing, smarter language learning, more contact between students and industry, crowdbrewed beer, solar panels, better safety for elderly and safer events for everyone - these are the ideas that won their way to the finals of Dragons at the University this year.
Seven teams pitched their business ideas for a panel of five Dragons. The panel of Dragons this year consisted of Jeanette Andersson - Business angel and business advisor at Minc Malmö, Jon Hauksson - Business angel and co-founder of Storytel, Thomas Torounidis - Business angel, CWO AWA IPro (Awapatent AB), business advisor Innovation Skåne, Susanna Falkengren - Falkengren Advokat AB,Business Angel. You can also find Susanna on the Swedish TV version of Dragons Den "Draknästet" and Magnus Kenneby - Business angel and Investor at Sequent Invest.
Congratulations to the overall winners GRØNBID! They also won the audience choice award. Their business idea is an online service that connects households in the same geographic area to make easy and inexpensive solar panel investments as a group.
The best pitch award went to ELO - Beyond words, and their vision is to help international students, expats and refugees reach near-native command in any foreign language to express their full personality and get their dream job through a software tool for internet browsers that enables users to translate unknown words directly.
The Dragons felt the need to this year announce a forth award: Most Likely to Succeed, which was awarded to Crowdbrewing, who lets beer enthusiasts crowdfund craft beer.
Great job all pitchers!
All the winners are current students at the Master’s Programme in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.