I had the chance to present Seedcamp at the annual IED business plan competition at Imperial College last week. This competition brings together MBA students from Imperial and designers and others from schools such as the Royal College of Arts to develop a business idea and take it to market. The quality of pitches was very high – also the real world applicability of most businesses was very apparent.
We saw teams that presented mobile health insurance (through an MVNO setting) in Africa, a coffee machine taking unroasted beans as an input (dying for a sample machine!), cardboard wheels to lug heavy objects (hello ikea), plants and mechanics combined to provide air conditioning (the charismatic winning team), and smart metering technology (focused on design and user experience). No internet businesses, but they listened to my presentation anyways: