Glasgow Kelvin College’s four enterprising NQ Business students have gained a ‘Highly Commended’ in a national competition.
The Bridge 2 Business Awards, organised through Young Enterprise Scotland, are sponsored by Scotland Can Do, in recognition of Entrepreneurial Excellence across the FE College Sector.
The students were nominated in the Student of the Year category which recognises the FE College Student(s) that has shown exceptional Entrepreneurial spirit, combining their studies with a start-up enterprise through Bridge 2 Business and personal skills development.
Having worked for several months on the production, research, proto-typing and marketing of their product, the students worked with the University of Strathclyde to realise their vision and, with support from Bridge 2 Business, bring it to market. The College works closely with the Bridge 2 Business service which supports student innovation and business development.
The students (Paulius Zarauskas from Govan, Christopher Watt from Robroyston, Ciaran McClymont from Springburn and Matteusz Mroczek from the East End) presented their business plan and product – an innovative sensory car-seat cover which prevents drivers falling asleep at the wheel – to the judging panel and were put through their paces.
As a concept, the ‘Stay Focused’ product is very attractive as it can be fitted to most car seats, (it does not have to be built in to the model) it is simple to use and is already being patented.
From a varied and large field of talented candidates, the students have done really well to receive this recognition. They and their support team have had a remarkable journey and the College is very proud of their achievement. Congratulations go to each and every one of them!
This Highly Commended recognition will certainly stand them in good stead for their future progression and career prospects!