InvEnterPrize 2013 /14

Congratulations to 2014 WinnerLucy-Jane Newman with winning business proposal 'Florence Taylor'.

The InvEnterPrize student competition offers an opportunity to stimulate new ideas for products or services, from Aberystwyth students, that can be developed into successful businesses.

2014 Finalists - Details of all the finalists who pitched their ideas to the Dragons can be found here

Judging Panel - For biographies of the judges, can be found here

2013/14 InvEnterPrize Winner

InvEnterPrize 2014, Aberystwyth University’s version of Dragon’s Den and worth £20,000 to the winner, has been won by Lucy-Jane Newman.

Lucy, a final year student at the Aberystwyth School of Management and Business, was one of 5 finalists to pitch their business proposals to panel of experts on Monday 24 March.

Her winning pitch, ‘Florence Taylor’ – an initiative to manufacture and sell bespoke premium beauty tools hand made in Britain, was highly praised by the panel.

Speaking after the announcement, Lucy said; “I’ve been working relentlessly at this business idea for the last 2 years. With the graduate job market more competitive than ever, winning the InvEnterPrize competition is priceless. It will enable me to create my own job by launching Florence Taylor full-time upon my graduation in July.”

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2012/13 InvEnterPrize Winner


Jake Stainer - InvEnterPrize 2012 Winner

Congratulations to the inaugral InvEnterPrize winner Jake Stainer (Marketing and Spanish Student) founder and Managing Director of

Further information

Working in partnership with the Development and Alumni Relations Office, InvEnterPrize is organised by the Department of Research, Business & Innovation with support from Alumni donations through the Annual Fund 2013/4.