The competition on 16th January was intense — 4 very different businesses founded by 4 equally passionate #studentpreneurs.
After a full morning of inspiring keynotes and a full afternoon of student presentations and judges quizzing, the scores were collated and we were ready to announce the winner.
That title went to 23 year old Harvinder Power who presented us with Motics, a wearable device that brings physiotherapy into the digital era. The Motics hardware gamifies physiotherapy and is able to measure and stimulate muscle activity, with software which uses machine learning to optimise recovery.
The GSEA competition is unlike traditional business pitching competitions; 70% of the judging criteria is about the entrepreneur.
Has the student demonstrated the tenacious spirit needed to succeed as an entrepreneur?
Has he/she encountered challenges, overcome them, and learned from his/her mistakes?
Is the student effectively integrating the two roles of life – as a student AND a business owner?
These questions and more would have been pondered over by the judges in addition to alignment with the Core Value of the Entrepreneurs Organization and of course evaluation of the business too!
Congratulations Harvinder, the work you have done to get Motics this far is incredible and your #studentpreneur spirit palpable. London EO will deliver on the prize package set out last year, and most of all will be right behind as you continue to the finals in Cape Town, South Africa, where you’ll compete against GSEA winners from 50 other countries.
Well done Harvinder, and good luck for the next stage!