Voting is now closed for the 2017 KickStart Digital Entrepreneur Award. The winner was be announced at the Converge Challenge Awards Ceremony on September 28th 2017.
Among the categories being contested in the Converge Challenge every year is the KickStart Digital Entrepreneur Award – dedicated to internet marketing and entrepreneurialism recognising the online marketing talent of the early-stage ideas as part of the KickStart Award
We are delighted to announce that there are 10 KickStart* finalists for 2017 from University of Edinburgh, University of Strathclyde, Heriot-Watt University, University of Aberdeen, University of Glasgow, University of Stirling, Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh Napier University (in no particular order).
Businesses, large and small, are now engaging on social media and those that are not are missing out! Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Google+ , Instagram, amongst others have changed the way a brand is perceived and how it communicates. This award gives credit to the team or individual who pioneers the digital marketing of their project as part of the Converge Challenge KickStart 2017 programme.
Voting was open from August 29th at 9am until September 19th at midnight.
The winner was be announced at the Converge Challenge Awards Ceremony and will receive an Apple iPad Air. Note - the Digital Entrepreneur award did NOT influence the overall judging process of the main KickStart Award.
Easily Adjustable Submersible Illuminated (EASI) birth mirror to help midwives and new mums viewing the birthing process more easily.
Real time adaptive control system for wind turbines to maximise end to end performance under local conditions.
An equestrian body protector offering freedom of movement, breathability and safety.
New technology providing broadband flat panel antennas for reliable satellite on-the-move .
Robust reproducible sample-preparation for clinical diagnosis and biomarker discovery.
An automotive shock absorber technology that generates electricity, increases fuel efficiency up to 8% and reduces harmful emissions.
Smartphone based medical point-of-care diagnostics using only a single droplet of blood.
A software development company and Big Data analysis provider supplying bespoke management and data analysis software.
LUCID aims to use cutting-edge technology and the versatility of video game design to create new tools to address mental health and wellbeing.
NOTE: KickStart Finalist Liam McMorrow, Adelie Health, University Aberdeen has withdrawn from the KickStart Digital Entrepreneur Award.