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Yes for Martin Goodfellow

News article posted: July 5th, 2011

Martin Goodfellow wins UK Engineering YES Competition as part of post-graduate team

Yes for Martin Goodfellow

Martin Goodfellow was one of four post-graduate students from the Universities of Manchester and Sheffield who competed in and won the national UK Engineering Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) Competition as part of team ^Pinnacle.

The annual competition, held at the Birmingham Science Park Aston on 8th June, pits teams of post-graduate students against each other in a battle to secure venture capital funding for fictitious engineering concepts in a 'Dragon's Den' style shootout.

A panel of Venture Capitalists, industrial experts and IP lawyers was on hand to judge the business plan pitches and in a close battle, team ^Pinnacle were victorious. The team scooped the £2000 prize as well as a year's membership in the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).