On Friday the 14th of May we welcomed the Go London Finalists and experts across the field of design, development, health and innovation to London’s Living room at City Hall to work in teams to shape fantastic final pitches in front of our evening audience and those all important judges. Our Finalists were…
- Mei Li and Chris Olson, The Go Game
- Danielle Ramsey, 10,000 steps Challenge
- Daniel Morgan, Splashpath
- Andrew Stuck, Amazing London
- Dr Ingrid Bergson, Pop Up Fitness
The day saw each team worked tirelessly to pull their presentations together, drawing unique insights from their team mates and working through tools designed for the day to challenge and develop their ideas. Late afternoon we welcomed the show and tell audience as tension mounted for the final pitches, where the idea owners had to face our very own Dragon’s Den, an impressive panel of experts in the field of design, consultancy, health, advertising, London Authority and social media.
And the winner is…
Both 10,000 Step Challenge and Pop Up Fitness impressed the judges equally and, with the belief that the ideas could work together to develop something truly magic, idea owners Danielle Ramsey and Dr Ingrid Bergson scooped the title of winners of the Go London Social Innovation Competition! The two idea owners will now work together and will receive the following support to make a real difference to getting the City moving:
So… What next?
The Finals may well be over, but it is just the beginning for our ideas. As cliched as it may well sound, each idea owner really did come out a winner with each innovator achieving recognition from our judges and invitations to work with those who may be able to help develop their ideas into something even better. Be sure to check the Go London blog to keep up with what our finalists are up to.
The day also saw our friends at Evans Cycles present their cycle winners with their scholarships, which they so generously offered as part of the Go London Social Innovation campaign.
All three will be blogging about their adventures on the scholarship and how cycling has helped get them (hopefully!) get moving and exploring the City over on the Go London blog, so be sure to check back and see how they’re doing!
We’d like to thank all those experts who gave up their time to support the competition, our judges, those who so generously awarded prizes for our winners, all those who submitted ideas throughout the competition and of course our finalists themselves!