22nd November 2016

Congratulations to the team of students behind Go-G-Woman, who won the High Impact Award at the Unloc Enterprise Academy’s Perfect Pitch event. The event was part of Global Entrepreneurship Week and gave students from schools and colleges across the South the chance to pitch their business ideas to a live audience of fellow entrepreneurs and local businesses at St Mary’s Stadium. Go-G-Woman’s idea was to create a place where women affected by domestic violence and abuse could go to in order to get physically and mentally strong.

Our ladies won a trial fund of £200 (to help cover the basic expenses of starting their businesses), support from an Unloc Enterprise Ambassador, and help with starting their website. There was also a collection of other prizes donated by local businesses.

We are also extremely proud of team Studyou, who developed an enterprise idea around developing musicians, artists and photographers through after school clubs. The team was highly commended for each delivering an eloquent pitch in a language that is not their own.

Annelise Miller, Manager of Careers and Progression at Richard Taunton, said:

“We are extremely proud of our students for developing social enterprise ideas, which have the potential to make a huge positive difference to the lives of local people. Watching each team member develop and hone their presentation skills, and gain confidence, has been wonderful to witness.”

Team Go-G-Woman:

  • Aisha Rahimi
  • Fatima Rezaiya
  • Halima Khan
  • Reshma Shinwari
  • Nargis Sadiqee
  • Olivia Deney
  • Farishta Khan
  • Samina Safi

Team Studyou:

  • Dimitrios Komitis
  • Isabella Villalobos Rodriguez
  • Andreia Silvestre
  • Ana Silvestre