News from The University Women’s Club
Dining Room Arrangements: 21 July – 31 August
The kitchen will be closed from 4th to 31st August inclusive, in accordance with usual practice. This means that there will be no Dining Room service over this period. However, it may be possible to offer a limited service after 17th August. Please see the website or contact the Events Manager for updates.
Owing to a temporary, unexpected staff shortage, there will only be a limited menu available from 21st July – 1st August. Apologies to members for any inconvenience this may cause.
R W W Craig
21 July 2014
Techpreneurs Award Winners Announced
Winners of the The University Women’s Club Techpreneur of the Year Awards have been announced. On the 26th June during a ceremony at the University Women’s Club, the winners of two main categories were unveiled.
The awards are designed to encourage women to get involved in tech-related start-ups and to recognise the success of those already under way.
The categories and winners were:
Conceptual: For women involved in enterprises that have not yet started actively trading
WINNER: Laura Willoughby founder of Club Soda was honoured with the conceptual award. Elaborating on Laura’s success, the judges stated that Laura was able to edge out the competition because Club Soda was a unique idea that could be applied to a traditional space or industry. There was also a large potential market with the possibility of scaling up internationally as well. Laura, in short, was able to demonstrate that she was not only entrepreneurial but clearly a visionary as well.
Also highly commended in the category were:
Emma Coles – Adlet
Nathalie Richards – Edukit
Sinead MacManus – Fluency
Karoline Gross – Smartzer
Victoria Thomas – Trigah
Veterans: For women who play a definitive role in an existing company which has been trading for less than five years, and has a turnover of less than £10m
WINNER: Rosemary Francis MD and Director of Technology at Ellexus took home the veterans award. Commenting further, the judges attributed her victory to a key consideration; Ellexus was a purely technological business unlike most others nominated for the award. Demonstrating a high level of entrepreneurship as well as being a STEM role model, Rosemary not only founded the company but also created a scalable business and grown it successfully.
Also highly commended were:
Lucy Yu at Swiftkey
Irina Turcan at Arti:i:curate
Kal di Paola at BuyMyWardrobe
Kelley Klein at Student@Home
Victoria Johnson at VetCT
21st July, 2014