Maykth Ventures

Igniting Entrepreneurial Sparks

27th November 2022

Makyth Ventures, Winchester College’s entrepreneurship and innovation hub, saw its inaugural Ignite competition finale unfold on 26 November as nearly 150 people convened in New Hall. The competition challenged students from Winchester, Rugby School, Francis Holland School, King Edward VI School, Monkton Combe, Harrow School, St Swithun's, Barton Peveril, and alumni of the summer's CATALYST programme to work through an entrepreneurial case study to end waste in schools.

Competition for Change

Following a month of hard work, student teams pitched their Case to End Waste to both crowd assessors and expert reviewers. Ultimately, Harrow’s team Fish Tank emerged the winner with an innovative solution for addressing school uniform waste at their school. The winning team came away with a £1,500 voucher for participation in a CATALYST programme, where students are challenged to bridge theory and practice by seeing a Change Project - in this case the reduction of uniform waste - to fruition.


The Winning Team from Harrow

Further awards were given to teams from Rugby School, King Edward VI, Barton Peveril, and St Swithun’s in categories including most pressing and urgent problem, best school and community engagement, most convincing pitch, and most innovative solution.   

The Makyth Ventures team were thrilled with the quality of student work, interscholastic collaboration, and friendly competition, and look forward to seeing the programme grow in the future.

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