Student teams are an inspiration at the Apps for Good Awards 2016

Last Monday 15 amazing student teams from across the UK gathered in London to take part in our annual Apps for Good Awards. At the event each team pitched their problem-solving app to industry leaders in the hopes of launching their app on the market. 

The teams began their day with a trip to some of the coolest offices in London’s Tech City including Spotify, EE, Salesforce and SapientNitro. The students got some last minute tips and advice on how to perfect their pitch to the Dragons and got to take a look round a real office. The teams from Westfields Junior School were even lucky enough to get some ice-cream to refuel for their judging session.

SpaientNitro treated Fear Nothing & Allergy Basket to some ice-cream during their accelerator session

After that it was straight to the Barbican where teams pitched their app ideas, tackling problems such as struggling with loss, donating items to charity, conquering fears and more to our Dragons and the public. As always our students impressed everyone with not only their app ideas but their confidence and passion. Denise Dunne from EE, sponsor of the People’s Choice Award, joined us as a Dragon and commented, “It was incredibly inspiring to see the effort and energy that all the students brought to their projects. EE are delighted to support Apps for Good and following the high standard of work that we witnessed this year, can’t wait to get going on working with next year’s students.”

Poppy from Fear Nothing pitches at the Marketplace and team Destination for You present to the Dragons

The day came to a close with the Apps for Good Awards Ceremony where we our six winning teams were revealed, and the winners of our Employability Skills, Impact and Fellowship Prizes. You can check out all the winners on our website and you can see more pictures from the event here.

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