Design Ventura Pitching Event 2018

Posted by Poppy Parry on January 17 2019

Design Ventura

On 10 December, the Design Ventura team welcomed the top ten shortlisted schools to the Design Museum for the 2018 Pitching Event. Each team had a chance to present their idea and prototypes to our panel of expert judges who were extremely impressed with the professionalism of the students’ three minute pitches.

The judges from left to right: Christoph Woermann, Donna Wilson, Duncan Sanders, Sebastian Conran and Heather Corcoran.

Here are all of our schools waiting with anticipation for the Pitching Event to begin.

The panel had a fantastic time watching all the presentations and questioning the students about their product ideas. The students were very well prepared and gave fantastic answers!

Whilst the judges were busy deliberating and having to make very difficult decisions choosing all the prize winners, the students and teachers took part in a fun design challenge, seeing who could create the tallest structure out of marshmallows and spaghetti.

Gillotts School won the challenge with a very tall tower!

The day ended with the judges giving constructive feedback to all the teams. The winner will be announced in February when all the schools will return to the Design Museum for the Celebration Event.

All photos ©Benedict Johnson/Design Museum