Hall Student Team Win All-Innovate Idea Competition

16 Mar 2021

St Edmund Hall winners of the Takura Couriers
Takura Couriers Team

Congratulations to the Teddy Hall team Taf Matika (2020, International Health & Tropical Medicine) (founder/leading team member/Hall student), Dennis Mazingi (Wadham) and Chido Chigweder (St Catz) for winning the Oxford Foundry’s All-Innovate Idea Competition 2021 for their business idea Takura Couriers.

The students won £10,000 to help grow their delivery company business which helps small-to-medium size businesses deliver their products (e.g. clothes, cakes, groceries, etc.) to their customers. They will work directly with customers to receive low weight goods (e.g. meals), and Takura Couriers’ future website/app will allow customers to buy directly from businesses

Ten teams from 33 participating Oxford colleges pitched their entrepreneurial ideas to a panel of expert judge for a chance to win a share of £20,000.

The competition, targeted at undergraduates, postgraduates, and DPhils, aims to encourage all students at Oxford, regardless of discipline, to develop an entrepreneurial skill set and generate entrepreneurial ideas.

The prize pot is split into the following: £10,000 will be awarded for best overall idea, £5,000 for best undergraduate idea, and £5,000 for best postgraduate idea. Congratulations to the team Fiquetex from Linacre College who were the runner ups in the postgraduate category and to Unbox from Hertford College who were the runner ups in the undergraduate category. Each team won £5,000 towards their venture.

The team reported that “It feels very surreal, humbling and affirming to have won especially against such excellent competitors. We are really thankful to the Oxford Foundry for giving us the chance to not only share our idea, but for empowering us to take the idea further.”

We wish the team Takura Couriers all the best with their business.

Read more about the All-Innovate Competition Final

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