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Skoll Venture Awards Pitch Event

Time: 
17:00 to 21:00
, 15 Jun 2017
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Location: 
Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre, Said Business School
Address: 
Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP
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Please join us for the Skoll Venture Awards Pitch Evening!

The Skoll Venture Awards provide funding to Oxford Saïd students and alumni who are pursuing a socially focused business model built on a deep understanding of the target social or environmental problem.

Finalists will present their businesses to an expert panel. An award of up to £20,000 will be awarded on the night for each winning business.

This event is free to attend, but please sign up so that we can arrange plenty of refreshments for the evening!

Learn more about the Skoll Venture Awards.

Pitching ventures

VRTU

VRTU (pronounced virtue) delivers simulated time-travel therapy to dementia patients through virtual reality content. While dementia is widely speculated as incurable, the mission of VRTU is to improve the quality of life of sufferers by triggering intact long-term memories to enhance cognitive, physical, and emotional capabilities.

Team

Arfa Rehman (CEO)

Scott Gorman (CTO)

Christopher Larson (CMO)

All team members are current MBA candidates, 2016-17.

Redbird

Redbird Health Tech will operate in Ghana to offer a full suite of rapid diagnostic tests (pregnancy, malaria, diabetes, UTI, anaemia, cholesterol) via pharmacies so that patients have a more convenient and broader range of care than currently experienced. They intend to circumvent the existing supply chain and import directly from rapid diagnostic testing (RDT) manufacturers.

Team

Patrick Beattie (Founder) – Skoll Scholar and MBA Alumnus 2014-15

Andrew Quao (Co-Founder)

Powermarket

PowerMarket simplifies the process (feasibility through construction) of switching to solar, through an online, machine learning enabled platform which overlays solar potential, local regulatory benefits, and cost inputs from local suppliers and financiers.

Team

Abhinav Jain (Co-Founder and CEO) – MBA Alumnus 2013-14

Phil Worthington – (Co-Founder and Lead Scientist)

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