Max Haydon Founder - Storage Shepherd: 2017 Highest Growth Potential Award Winner
“Being involved with the If We Can You Can Challenge was an excellent opportunity to showcase the business, but also to meet some great people on the night. The whole atmosphere was very supportive and I am thrilled we won – it has opened up so many opportunities.”
Louisa Rogers Managing Director – TrendListr Ltd
"IWCYC allowed me to get in touch with some real influencers in the digital and tech industry in the North East. These contacts provided me with invaluable feedback on both the concept itself and my strategy going forward. In addition to this, it was a chance to pitch to many people that I have subsequently met, and therefore a great chance to get the word out about what you do in a fast paced but fun setting before having any official ‘sit down’ meetings."
Dave Hall Co-founder and MD – Manhua Cha Ltd
"The #IWCYC competition by FIRST has been a great stepping stone into the business world for us. We didn’t win the final but we’ve gained so much just from the experience. We have never done anything in the business world before so it was a great experience to be surrounded by so many likeminded people, the room was packed of a wealth of knowledge and experience which we learnt a lot from."
Justin Pringle CTO – Drone Ops Ltd
"DroneOps is a micro business based in rural Northumberland. Operating since for less than two years we have secured R&D work with SHELL, BAE Systems and AkzoNoble. So, we are “boxing well above our weight” and we really need to shout about it. The IWCYC event was entered to allow us to showcase our entrepreneurial spirit to the masses. The evening event was great and we have gained some valuable business relationships from both the sponsor and the other entrants. DroneOps is proud to be associated with the event and it represents the North East perfectly well as a potential springboard of enterprising that the region needs as a bed rock to move forward."
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