Tyra Banks was a guest judge alongside Richard Branson at Virgin Media Business’ VOOM 2016 grand finale and it was there she revealed there was a strategy to becoming a supermodel, not just a question of having the right walk. And the first thing she asked was: “Who likes ass?”
Wanting to solve hunger and food waste at the same time is an admirable goal, and it’s the reason why Iseult Ward launched an app called FoodCloud – and is vying for the winning spot at the £1m VOOM competition finale from Virgin Media Business.
After joking with a model in Milan about her nutrition, Mehdi Meghzifene realised that he could tap into a new beverage market, which prompted the launch of Sibberi Tree Water.
Even Inspector Gadget would find a use for SunTech UK’s all-in-one invention, the eFOLDi, which is designed to support everyone from those with disabilities to people heading to festivals and everyone in-between. Who needs the Transformers?
Inspiration can be found in a wide variety of places – indeed, the shower is often said to be one of them. But for entrepreneur Toby McCartney, he found the motivation he needed to develop a problem-solving business when attending his young daughter’s school assembly.
While the likes of Starbucks want consumers to guzzle coffee down like there’s no tomorrow, cleantech enterprise bio-bean is more interested in the leftover grounds that go untouched. The growing firm is working with caffeine merchants, such as coffee shops and factories, to reform the waste into reusable energy.
Determined to transform the live event industry, Vibe Tickets is a service that provides a social and ethical solution for Brits looking to attend events, building a fun-loving community of people who want to buy and resell tickets – without getting conned by resellers.
The grand finale of VOOM 2016 will take place on 28 June, where Richard Branson will be present to help decide how the £1m prize will be handed out, and the six SME finalists in the running to compete for the winnings have been declared.
As the founder of a flourishing entertainment network and holder of an MBE, Jamal Edwards knows what it takes to achieve entrepreneurial success. During a chat with Real Business, the SB.TV boss spoke of his company’s increasing scale and shared some tips for fellow leaders.
After 160 companies pitched to judges during Virgin Media Business’ 29-hour pitchathon, which set a new Guinness World Record, 40 companies have come out on the other side to reach the semi-finals – inching one step closer to the £1m prize bundle and an audience with Richard Branson.
A 29-hour pitching marathon organised by Virgin Media Business as part of its £1m business challenge VOOM has been successfully completed, which has resulted in the company securing a Guinness World Record for the longest business pitch marathon.
Virgin Media Business plans to snatch a Guinness World Record in June as part of its £1m enterprise challenge, VOOM 2016, with an aim of securing the title of longest pitch marathon – a fixture Real Business is set to be a part of.