Guernsey Venture Challenge – Pitch night final
Join us to see eight shortlisted startups pitch to win £40,000 of funding for their business
An exciting evening comprising of eight businesses pitching for funding to help kick start their startups.
What is the Guernsey Venture Challenge?
Launched this year and run by the Digital Greenhouse in partnership with Blenheim Chalcot, the Guernsey Venture Challenge (GVC) is the island’s first funded business accelerator. GVC is for new businesses based in Guernsey looking to scale. It gives the opportunity to attain early stage funding to accelerate their development and help get established.
The challenge offers £65,000 of grants to support local startup businesses, comprising of:
- £40,000 First Prize
- £20,000 Second Prize
- £5,000 Young-preneur Prize for the best entrepreneur under the age of 25.
This is made possible through the SMART Guernsey programme, committed to supporting Guernsey’s economic development, creating significant and new opportunities for on-island businesses, entrepreneurs, employees and students.
The eight shortlisted business for 2022 are:
- EaseeDo – an assistive software designed to support executive function, the mental skill-set key to planning and completing tasks, maintaining attention, regulating emotions and self-monitoring.
- Evidnz – a new impact measurement and management (IMM) solution for the investment funds industry to measure the environmental and social performance of investments that is being brought to the market by Innovest, an established Guernsey based impact investment advisory firm.
- ISO-PASS – a fitness on demand app using day-passes to maximise the spare capacity in gyms.
- JobLab – a recruitment website designed to help young people to find holiday, weekend and part-time work.
- NionNet Origin – a code generation engine liberating developers from the repetitive work required in the application development process.
- Sentient Software – An automated loan creation and management solution that comprises origination, credit checking, risk management, offers, accounting, e-signatures, documents and fulfilment.
- Sleep Better Live Better – a platform providing science-based advice, information and products that can help to improve the way that young people and adults in our society sleep.
- Troupa – a web-based software application which provides an integrated toolkit for project managers and programme directors to effectively and efficiently manage and report on their portfolio of projects.
- Dr Jamie Coleman – Co-Founder and COO at LockBody Therapeutics, a Centessa company.
- Fiona Bateson – Director, Guernsey Community Foundation
- Nick Gregg – Head of Investments at Blenheim Chalcot