University of Oxford - Clash of ideas

March 12, 2009

Budding entrepreneurs battled it out at the University of Oxford's fifth annual Idea Idol competition. The contest, billed as part Dragons' Den and part Pop Idol, was held at the university's Said Business School, where seven finalists had two minutes to impress a panel of judges with their business ideas. Shortlisted proposals from more than 100 entries included a hormonal gel that prevents the transmission of HIV, and a microcredit programme that connects street children in the developing world with the resources to launch community businesses.

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