Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Birmingham's Big Idea Bonanza shortlists 6 applicants

Dear all,

We received over 62 applications to the Birmingham & Solihull Big Idea Bonanza and the short-listed 6 applicants are:

Mother and Midwife Together – To utilise midwives in supporting women’s empowerment, encouraging them to make responsible and life improving choices around childbirth

Community Comedy Club – To tackle low level anxiety and depression in an innovative way; through comedy

My Story In My Words – Tackling mental health issues with females in the South East Asian community through a range of unique and fresh tools that combine story-telling and mind mapping in a facilitated environment

Young Mum’s Time to Shine – A social Mumpreneur leading a mentoring scheme for young mothers aged 13 – 19 years with the aim of reducing repeat unwanted pregnancies

Domestic Violence Project – An innovative community led approach to tackling domestic violence via survivorship mentoring and community empowerment

Comfort Eater Beater App – A mobile health Smartphone application to prevent comfort eating that is based on scientific research into emotional eating

The final 6 will attend our Bonanza Festival this Friday where they will pitch their ideas to win £2,000 of seed investment.

To meet the Bonanza Dragons, hear about the process and read comments so far follow this link:


Eleanor Cappell

Social Entrepreneur in Residence (SEiR) (NHS Birmingham East and North)

Direct: 0208 709 4823 (Monday) 0121 380 9019 (Tue – Fri)

Mobile: +44 (0) 7956 317 236

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SEiR_NHS_BEN

Website: http://bensgottalent.wordpress.com/

Switchboard: +44 (0) 20 8980 6263

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