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Success Story: Visual Therapy

Success Story: Visual Therapy

Each business has a story behind it. Some are complicated, whilst some others may be pretty straightforward. However, the one thing that all business stories will have in common is that they are driven by individuals; a personal account of how drive, determination and planning overcame challenges, trials and tribulations.

Sometimes an individual can emerge from a business story more inspirational than the business itself. De Montfort University Global MBA student Jane Hearst is a perfect example.

The 24-year-old joint-winner of the university’s 2018 Pitch2Win competition, which The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity proudly sponsors, was forced to overcome personal challenges before she could even focus on creating her business idea; a business idea which in itself is deeply personal to Jane.

Jane is the CEO of The Curious Observer, whose primary service is called Glimpse. Glimpse uses film production as a way of providing individuals with a life guidance service, culminating in a shoot and shareable product. The result is a form of narrative therapy, which Jane herself admits proved to be personally beneficial.

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STWLC Head of Trustees Presents DMU Award

STWLC Head of Trustees Presents DMU Award

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.

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Winners to Be Announced at STWLC-Sponsored Entrepreneur Contest

Winners to Be Announced at STWLC-Sponsored Entrepreneur Contest

Student entrepreneurs from De Montfort University will find out who has won a £1,000 prize tonight (26 April) in the finals of a university-wide contest to find the best start-up idea – which has been sponsored by The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity.

The Pitch2Win finals will be held at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) with guests from Leicestershire companies, business mentors and staff from DMU’s range of business support services.

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