MBAs pitch entrepreneurial ideas at University’s Innovation Centre

Yesterday our MBA students presented their entrepreneurial business ideas to a panel of experts.

Working in teams, the MBAs have spent several months developing their business ideas. The work forms part of the Entrepreneurship in Action module, part of the Bath MBA’s Multi-Project Suite. This is one of many practice-based features embedded in the programme, designed to complement academic studies.

The eight teams pitched diverse ideas including: mobile apps for independent travellers, social enterprise initiatives, tour operator services for MBA students and traditional Japanese street food.

The best business ideas

There were three winning business ideas across three categories.

Most investable business idea

MyLocal, a technology company that aims to make travel more authentic by focusing on local experiences.

MyLocal team member Chris Frey said:

“We were quite lucky to have a very well rounded team with a mix of skills, covering all aspects of a business. We all love to travel so working on this was close to our hearts. We’re really happy with our end product and excited for the future.”

Business venture most likely to succeed

Chachai, a ‘tea experience’ offering tea from China, Japan and India.

ChaChai team member Die Jia said:

“Customers are looking for a unique experience and we have designed ChaChai to give them exactly that.”

Best pitch

Street Food Gurus, a mobile food concept offering local ‘foodies’ quick and convenient cuisine that uses high quality, local sourced ingredients.

Street Food Gurus team member Lisa Solovieva said:

“This was a very hands-on and practical project that put us into the entrepreneurial mindset and really developed our teamworking abilities. We had great fun taking our idea from initial concept to action, and learned a lot in the process.”