Barking winner of Dragons’ Den-style contest gets ready to launch sports business

Former UEL sports science student Alex Oviawe is launching his company next month

Former UEL sports science student Alex Oviawe is launching his company next month - 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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