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28 February 2018

The Business Pitch competition

How do make a convincing pitch?

On the January 12 2018 the MSc Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy students met at the office of InnoEnergy Central Europe (CE) in Cracow for a workshop focused on developing business skills. Students were asked to come up with an idea for a product or service, create a business plan, and prepare a pitching presentation.This unique opportunity allowed the students practice their presentation skills in front of a panel of representatives from the InnoEnergy Business Creation services who evaluate start-up proposals on a daily basis.

The student’s were evaluated on the feasibility of their idea, the structure of their business plan and their presentation skills. This year’s winners were: Szilveszter Kéki, Hesham Abdelaal, Nouman Akram and Mohammed Hakim with their ISunCool business proposal.

This session was the culmination of the  business planning modules which are a part of entrepreneurial curriculum of the programme. The modules are organized in accordance with the spirit of challenge driven education and the principles of project based learning. The students have to work independently on challenges from companies and create their own innovative ideas and then prepare the complete business proposal.

You can read more about the challenge driven education concept and business part of the programme here.