A student who set up her own business teaching children and young people about maths and science recently won De Montfort University’s Pitch2Win Awards – which are sponsored by the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity.
The Charity’s Head of Trustees attended the finale of this university-wide contest on Thursday 26 April, where he also presented the grand prize to this year’s winner.
Jessica Okoro, a Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science student at DMU, was the recipient of £1,000 plus a package of support for her business BeScience STEM.
This is a pioneering movement based in Leicester which has inspired 4,000 young people to develop a love for maths and science – with plans to expand even further.
Following the awards, Head of Trustees David Howard said: “I’ve been really encouraged by the approach that these students have taken to running their own business. It’s staggering the quality we have seen here at these awards.”
As well as sponsoring the awards, David Howard also attended previous rounds to judge the contest and offer advice to the budding entrepreneurs taking part.
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