Congratulations to our Enterprise Challenge winners for 2019


The finals to this year's Enterprise Challenge competition had a new look, with more prizes - including two awarded by audience vote - than ever before. Well done to everyone who took part, and congratulations to our winners.

Our winners pictured below are (left-right):

  • People's Choice most social impact - Liliana Schiffbauer, Lovely Humans
     A TV show for children providing support for positive emotional development.
  • Commercial Category Winner - Jamal Hadjkura and Daniel Najafi, JDM Social
    A digital marketing agency helping clients develop their social brand. 
  • Greenwich Entrepreneur of the Year (Overall Winner) and People's Choice for Best Pitch - Alfonso Musco, La Leche
    A new fashion brand creating optic fibre swim and party wear for gay men.
  • Social Category Winner -  Chathunda Hewage and Don Munasinghe, Nephthys
    A company providing innovative products for customers - the first of which is a smart stick to replace guide dogs for visually impaired people. 
  • Engineers in Business Winner - Amira Eltokhy and Mohamed Said, Rapid Bio-Labs
    Quick, accurate, cost-effective and accessible software to deliver automated cell counting services using Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Our judges for the evening were (left to right):

  • Paula Kemp, a Breakthrough Business Manager for Santander Business. Breakthrough looks to support SMEs with ambitions to grow through helping them to: make the right connections; access talent; gain access to expert knowledge and help them expand overseas.  She is a regular judge on the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards shortlisting panel.
  • Olga Kravchenko, co-founder and CEO of award-winning startup Musemio, a VR platform that connects culture with curriculum.  She completed her Masters at King's College London in Arts Management with her research dedicated to VR technology within cultural institutions.
  • Peter Le Voir, co-founder and Chairman of Rhokett Limited, a premium dessert producer. Peter has started/exited six other firms after ten years at a US Bank.  He has an MA in Economics from Cambridge and is completing a part-time MA in Literary Studies here at Greenwich.
  • Vanessa Garcia, founder of Casa Barbosa Ltd, a UK importer and distributor of premium quality Organic Columbia coffee.  Vanessa holds an MBA in International Business from Greenwich and won the recognition award in the Enterprise Challenge competition in 2017.

Following the day at the London Venture Crawl, Alfonso Musco, our overall Enterprise Challenge winner said that it was the "Best Day Ever."  We think this photo says that day has been superceded!

Congratulations to all of our winners, and thank you to everyone who took part and made the competition such a success.  

You can find out more about how we nurture entrepreneurship at Greenwich on the i3Centre webpages.