Welcome to our team project ‘LEAP STREET’ (Learning Educating and Protecting)
We are a team of students for the University of Westminster Business School fundraising for UK charity ‘Crisis’. Crisis are dedicated to putting an end to homelessness. They teach the homeless life skills, educate them on health and wellbeing, provide food and housing.
We have already started fundraising. We have held multiple events which have been a success, working with partners Greggs (bakery). But, we don’t want to stop there, we want to reach our target and make a big difference in many lives, but we can only do this with your support. The money raised will be forwarded on to Crisis who will use the money to provide shelter for those suffering on the cold streets of the UK. Crisis will teach them how to look after themselves and educate them so they can have the skills to get improve their employability. Alongside Greggs, local businesses Winter Windows have supported us, FastShield and the University of Westminster student council who have provided us with the locations for our events.
We ask you support us in our efforts to tackle homelessness. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Please see below link to our wiki page (a page which you can find more about our project).
See more about Crisis: http://www.crisis.org.uk
Help us promote and get more people donating to this great cause:
Wiki Link page: https://sites.google.com/a/my.westminster.ac.uk/entprac17group3/
Trevor is is studying Business Management with Entrepreneurship and aims to have his own business in the near future. As a result of his academic and extra- curricular achievements, Trevor was awarded a financial scholarship from leading capital fund company Metric Capital. Trevor has undertaken similar charity projects such as when he was Director of his Sixth-Form's Junior Enterprise and Team Leader for a group of 1st year students that reached the Universities Business Challenge Final held at IBM HQ (a national competition featuring 300 teams). The team raised the most out of all the universities that took part. The team receiving support in the semi-final from award winning Entrepreneur and BBC Apprentice Finalist Bianca Miller. Trevor also had roles of leadership at his college such as Student Head and Student Governor. So, was heavily involved in leading fundrasing projects.
Trevor also released a charity single of his own worldwide, which had international success, for charity You Touch Africa in under a month. Trevor did the online marketing for this project himself.
Trevor was recently awarded 'Excellence' award from University of Westminster, for achieving highest result across the whole Business Management Course.
Connect and view Trevor's LinkedIn, click here
Another passion of Katharina is fashion. She already did two internships in two different fashion companies. One in Istanbul for "Le Faxx" and the other one in Germany for "Rollimoden". Over the winter she gained experience in Charity work; she helped in refugee homes with outreach to poor families. Additionally, she gives regular donations of her clothing.
Connect and view Katharina´s LinkedIn, click here
Dhruv is an exchange student, spending a semester studying Business Management at University of Westminster. Dhruv has always been interested in entrepreneurship and music. He is currently developing an app with two of his friends that connects DJs to their audiences. Dhruv and his team have entered the app into multiple business competitions and have made several presentations in order to network with investors. In his free time, he enjoys DJing and producing music, as he is the president of the DJ club at Skidmore College. Dhruv is also the secretary of the entrepreneurship club in his school in New York, where he facilitates discussions about the startup world and encourages students to be entrepreneurs.
Rahul is studying Finance and Entrepreneurship at Babson College in Boston. He has experience with crowdfunding, this is the second crowdfunding class he is taking. As part of a previous crowdfunding campaign he was involved with, he worked with a friend to raise money and send 1000 footballs to underprivileged children in the Ivory Coast. The idea behind this campaign was that sport creates a sense of well being and thus allows these underprivileged children to connect and unite. It helps build on skills such as teamwork and self-confidence, which he believes to be the crux of why a lack there of results in many of them remaining poor and thus failing to strive for anything better in life. As a passionate entrepreneur and experienced crowdfunder, this class will further help develop Rahul's skills in terms of marketing a campaign to raise awareness and money for a social enterprise. Rahul also enjoys video editing.