What is the F Factor?

The F Factor is a UK-wide startup competition underpinned with
active entrepreneurship education for under 25 year old to harness
cutting-edge innovation and shape them into solutions for the World’s
most pressing problems. The F Factor provides young aspiring entrepreneurs
with tools, skills-training and context to bring their ideas to life and gives
the opportunities to collaborate with like-minded peers and to work experience.

Our Heritage

  • The Winner:

    For the 19-25 category, the winner was Harvinder Power presenting Motics. Motics uses wearable technology to detect muscle function and use electrical signals to stimulate muscles. The focus of the app is to make physiotherapy simple and effective from home. Find the website here: Motics
     
    The Judges:

    Our judges for 2019 were Marta Lane Fox (doteveryone.org/lastminute.com), Charles Dunstone (TalkTalk), Shahrzad Rafati (Broadband TV), Julie Hanna (X/Kiva) and the national final was moderated by Davina McCall (TV Presenter) at Founders Forum London.

  • The Winner:

    For the 14-18 category, the winner was Rose Dyson with the idea: PURA Cosmetics.

    Since then, PURA Cosmetics has continued to grow and has been featured in various articles including startups.co.uk. PURA Cosmetics is focused on cruelty-free, vegan lip care. Find her website here: PURAcosmetics
     
    The Judges:

    Our judges for 2019 were Brent Hoberman (Founders of the Future/Founders Forum/lastminute.com), Christina Scott (News UK), Kike Oninwinder (BYP Network/The F Factor 2018 Winner), Gerard Grech (Tech Nation) and the national final was hosted by The Lord Mayor Alderman Peter Estlin in Mansion House in London

  • The Winner:

    In 2018, The F Factor Competition saw Kike Oniwinde become the winner of the 2018 F Factor with the ide BYP Network. Black Young People Network helps to connect ambitious future leaders with each other for networking purposes and with corporations for job opportunities. Here is the website: BYP Network

     

    The Judges:

    Our judges for 2019 were Marta Lane Fox (doteveryone.org/lastminute.com), Charles Dunstone (TalkTalk), Shahrzad Rafati (Broadband TV), Jim McKelvey (Square) and the national final was moderated by Davina McCall (TV Presenter) at Founders Forum London.

  • The Winner:

    In 2017, Jack Cornes and Harry Smith won the F Factor Competition with their startup HausBots.

    Since then, Hausbots has continued to grow, they have the aim to automate the construction process, building the homes of the future, to solve the UK’s housing deficit. Here you can find their website: HausBots.
     
    The Judges:

    Our judges for 2019 were Marta Lane Fox (doteveryone.org/lastminute.com), Charles Dunstone (TalkTalk), Dame Natalie Massenet (Net-a-porter), Matthew Freud (Freud Communications) and the national final was moderated by Davina McCall (TV Presenter) at Founders Forum London.

  • The Winner:

    In 2016, The F Factor Competition saw Jacob Haddad win with his startup accuRx. accuRx is a software that brings patients and their healthcare teams together, to make patients healthier and the healthcare workforce happier. Here you can find their website: accuRx.

     

    The Judges:

    Our judges for 2016 were Simon Cowell (X Factor), Shahrzad Rafati (Broadband TV), Charles Dunstone (TalkTalk), Rohan Silva (Second Home) and the national final was moderated by Davina McCall (TV presenter) at Founders Forum London.

  • The Winner:

    For the inaugural year of The F Factor Competition. Paul de Panisse and Tiarvando Lasiman won with their startup GyroGlove. GyroGlove is a hand stabilising device to reduce hand tremors for Parkinson’s disease patients. Here you can find their website: GyroGear.

     

    The Judges:

    Our judges for 2015 were Marta Lane Fox (doteveryone.org/lastminute.com), Charles Dunstone (TalkTalk), Peter Gabriel (Singer-songwriter) and the national final was moderated by Davina McCall (TV Presenter) at Founders Forum London.

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