Winners announced for Bright Ideas 2022 student ideas competition

Ten students and teams with bright ideas received prize money to take the first steps in exploring their own business.

Bright Ideas is The University of Manchester’s annual student ideas competition and is open to students from across the whole institution. Hosted by the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre, the competition is for students new to enterprise and entrepreneurship who are interested in learning more about spotting opportunities and generating new ideas, with the opportunity to win a cash prize to help take their idea forward.

Congratulations to our winning ideas:

Tapiwanashe Trevor James (School of Arts, Languages and Cultures)           
App monitoring human rights abuses in Africa.

James Griffith (School of Arts, Languages and Cultures)           
Alternative Provision Music School (AP music school).

Vanyaa Surana (School of Biological Sciences)           
App for livestock breeding.

Adrian Ko (School of Biological Sciences) (team: Florence Cleminson, Joshua Tan, Kaito Fukushima, Kirstin Jeynes)           
TOCO - Wear it with ease. Wear it with style.

Manya Girdhar (Alliance Manchester Business School) (team: Aïssata Berthé)           
GoSafe app for University students.

Ananya Kaul(Anthropology)           
A super-app structure for a perimenopause and menopause care app.

Khooshbo Hafizi (School of Social Sciences) (team: Suzet Bayar)           
AI powered networking app.

Subodh Agarwal (Alliance Manchester Business School) (team: Narayani Ramalingam)           
Advice service for students from India to study in the UK.

Binjie Wang (Alliance Manchester Business School)           
Digital tool to accelerate the efficiency of the transaction monitoring process for financial institutions.

Teya Fontaine (School of Biological sciences)           
Galpal - an app that connects women who want to solo travel.

If you’re looking to pursue a business idea or develop career-enhancing entrepreneurial skills, sign up to VFA23 and other MEC activities and events at entrepreneurship@manchester.ac.uk.