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Dragons' Den Event Held At Shrewsbury Town

21 January 2015

CEO Matt Williams among the judges

"It was a really enjoyable experience and I was amazed by the ideas that were pitched to us.

"The club has formed strong links with Shrewsbury College and we are working hard to form similar relationships with schools across Shropshire so we can hold similar events."

Shrewsbury College principal Steve Wain said: "The whole event has been fantastic. You want to make sure students have the chance to be inventive and look at ways the world they live in can be improved.

"Events like this enable us to do that and we have seen some really good groups.

"They all came up with ideas that had merit and it was great for me to see Shrewsbury College working with other schools and the football club.

"Anything you can do with students to get them out of college and working makes a lot of sense.

"They have had to organise this event from start to finish and the skills they have learnt will prove very fruitful."
Chief executive Matt Williams said:

Team Dage were awarded a £100 prize for winning the competition while all of the pupils involved were given two free tickets to Saturday's home game against Stevenage.

The other team, Team Trinder, pitched an app which helps people on holiday and travelling connect with one another.

Team Swift, which had pupils from both schools, proposed a social media site where you can see posts from websites including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all in one one place.

The winning team, Team Dage, which consisted of pupils from Sundorne School, presented an app which allows up and coming musicians to promote themselves and advertise and recruit for band members.

Town's chief executive Matt Williams was one of the three judges alongside Shrewsbury College principle Steve Wain and Shropshire Star sports writer Joseph Masi.

Pupils from Meole Brace School Science College and Sundorne School worked in groups to pitch their ideas of a new app which would make money.

Shrewsbury Town hosted a Dragons' Den style competition at the Greenhous Meadow on Tuesday afternoon - organised by business students from Shrewsbury College.

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