University of East London student wins £6,000 in Dragons’ Den-style competition

Students taking part in E-Factor competition

Students taking part in E-Factor competition - Credit: submitted

Budding entrepreneurs from the University of East London went head to head in a Dragons’ Den-style competition to win £6,000.

Students and graduates went before a panel of judges at Level39, Europe’s largest space for finance and retail technology startups, in Canary Wharf, for the E-Factor Business Ideas Competition, now in its eighth year.

A milkshake club and a clothing brand, working alongside the initiative Arts Against Knives, were among ideas suggested.

The winner was April Evelyn-Cooper, who studies Graphic Design with Illustration.

The idea behind her concept called YumTum is to educate children about healthy food through learning to cook and the history, traditions and preparation of intercontinental foods. She won a £6,000 grant towards investing in her business.

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