University of Strathclyde
KickStart Challenge 2014 Runner-up
Converge Challenge 2015 Third Place Winner
Rebecca Pick from the University of Strathclyde is a double Converge winner! After taking home the KickStart runner up prize in 2014, she came back with a more developed proposition in 2015 to take the third place prize in our Converge Challenge category.
Founded initially as a personal alarms company for the consumer market, Pick Protection now has the UK’s eight million-strong army of lone workers in its sights.
Working with clients including local authorities, charities, security companies and housing associations, the company’s tailored monitoring solutions are helping organisations to protect their lone and at-risk employees from a variety of threats including physical and verbal violence.
“Not only did the training help me focus my business plan but it allowed me to pitch to a room full of people which led to further opportunities. Converge gave me the ‘fire in my belly’ I needed for the final investor pitch. Taking part was an incredible experience!”