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After a week of hard work, it was the Finale day. The next big thing after the trade fair. We could not afford to lose this time, or else I know myself very well, I would have been depressed. So the whole team suited up – Men in Black and also the only lady in our team – in black. We had rehearsed our pitch at least 25 times for this day. There were 7 categories in which all the ideas were sorted.
Our idea was in the Product’s category where we were competing with 9 other teams. Few of them were winners at the trade fair, so you could clearly imagine, the competition was not easy. We were 4th in line to pitch. We went in, performed our pitch, the judges asked us a lot of questions, one of them was really tricky. However, Hector tackled the question really well. The judges were very happy with our overall performance and luckily Alice, our lecturer got the chance to come in the judging room and shoot the entire pitching and Q&A video. Now, this allows us to look at it and find out our mistakes and also to refer to those questions and come up with an even better answer. Well, after this we just waited for the results.
After the networking event, all the finalists gathered in one room. The results started coming out, and the anxiety was building inside me but the way our pitch went, I was very confident on winning. And now the results for the Product Category……..Team Tyton. Yes! Finally, another award for my achievements! Also, we got 250 pounds to spend. This will allow us to get the prototyping sorted, the final prototype from our manufacturer. The team is working hard for the Dragon’s Den in March. Hopefully, we win that too. The team is also actively working for the production of our case. We have also hired a professional designer to make the final 3d design of our case. In my next blog, I will write about the Dragon’s Den.