Student Enterprise | 2019 Winners announced

It's been another inspiring and busy year for SETsquared Bath Student and Graduate Enterprise, and we are counting down the days towards the final event in the 18/19 academic calendar; the inaugural SETsquared Graduate Enterprise Showcase. We have ten graduate entrepreneurs from the University of Bath in the running to pitch at the event including 2018 graduates Eoin Sharkey and Nia Simpson

Nia and Eoin were both recipients of the graduate Innovation Award and this year we are thrilled to be supporting more highly innovative graduate startups from the University in the 2019 Innovation Award cohort including an AI development company Neuro AI and innovative giveaway platform Liveprize. We have also come to the conclusion of our annual Dragons' Den, Apps Crunch and Business Plan competitions. Over 150 students have taken part and we are pleased to announce all of the winners.

The winner of the Business Plan Competition is final year Mechanical Engineering student Matt Southworth with his business idea Rebus - an agency which turns holiday, festival or special event videos and photos into a premium memorable video edit to help you relive your best experiences for years to come.


Business Plan

Competition Final

Winner Matt Southworth, finalist Zoe Jeffrey with Deloitte’s Jon O’Mahoney


The winners of Apps Crunch are Computer Science final year students Callum Coles and Matt Buckley with their app that co-ordinates Spotify playlists to help groups of friends find the perfect club night out.


Apps Crunch

Winners Callum Coles & Matt Buckley


There were seven pitches on the day for Dragons’ Den and two pitches were awarded money.

  • Thomas Cunningham-Fahie - MSci (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement

  • Henry Empson, Arthur Baker, Edward Gokmen and Maximilian Kronborg - various degrees.

Thomas Cunningham-Fahie - A 2019 Dragons’ Den Winner

Thomas Cunningham-Fahie - A 2019 Dragons’ Den Winner

George Griffiths - a 2019 Alumni Innovation Award winner

George Griffiths - a 2019 Alumni Innovation Award winner

There were three winners of the Alumni Innovation Award which is awarded to students who are about to graduate from the university.

  • Matt Barlow - BSc Business Administration (Apps Crunch winner from 2017/18)

Liveprize - revolutionising corporate marketing with an app offering a unique company giveaway experience.

  • George Griffiths - BSc Biology

Expo Education - A temporary staffing agency that matches student volunteers seeking skills development with premium industry conferences.

  • Paul Hetherington - MEng (hons) Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Neuro AI - aiming to create hardware that processes AI systems faster than anything currently commercially available.

Congratulations to all the participants and winners of Bath SETsquared student enterprise activities this year - we look forward to supporting you as you continue to grow your ventures. Watch this space for news and dates for the enterprise calendar 2019/20.