Barking winner of Dragons’ Den-style contest gets ready to launch sports business
- Credit: UEL
A former sports science student from Barking has thanked a Dragons’ Den-style competition for helping him to launch a business.
Alex Oviawe, founder and CEO of Precision Sports Technologies, was given £6,000 plus a year’s work space, support and mentorship from the University of East London (UEL) after winning its E-Factor contest in 2012.
His company offers elite and amateur sports teams a high-tech way to avoid injuries and enhance their performance through its ‘Precision WEAR’ wearable monitoring technology.
Mr Oviawe said: “It’s one thing to have a business idea but another thing to present it and have it judged.
“The hope originally was that it would take about a year to complete but I was naïve. It’s proved a lot more complex and expensive to produce.”
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Mr Oviawe has several high-profile athletes lined up for his business launch next month.
Seven current UEL students will have their ideas judged at this year’s E-Factor on Thursday.
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