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Young Entrepreneurs Shortlisted for the Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme

Meet the five businesses shortlisted for the Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme.

These five start-up businesses are contending to win £5,000 funding through Shell LiveWIRE’s Smarter Future Programme.

The scheme targets young entrepreneurs with the most innovative business ideas in tackling issues affecting sustainable living in the UK.

One winner is chosen each month to receive the start-up grant.

The shortlisted businesses for the month of April are as follows:

Docuvo (Founder – Sorabh Dhir) wants to reduce office paper waste by allowing users to view and interact with multiple files simultaneously. 

Shell LiveWIREThe Blue-Sky Greenhouse (Founder Ashley Lydiate) is focused on teaching urban communities how to grow food themselves while using modern methods such as hydroponics and aquaponics.

WORN (Founder – Luke Meredith) has developed a system collecting unwanted clothes and materials, which are then recycled to make new products to be sold on its online and pop-up stores. Their aim is to reduce 13.1 million tonnes of clothes thrown away each year globally.

The Foodhall Project (Founder – Louis Pohl) regenerates unwanted buildings and uses unwanted or surplus food to make new meals served in pay-as-you-feel cafés based in the furnished buildings. They are also developing a web app that would help people free cycle their food waste and create community events.

Farmz2U (Founder – Aisha Raheem) is a business to business service for online grocery retailers, using its own algorithm to tailor people’s food shopping experience to their individual nutritional requirements. The start-up aims to cut down food waste.

The March 2016 winner was Elena Dieckmann’s FeatherFill business, which uses feather waste to create insulation products for homes and drive down energy costs.