On Thursday 2nd February, I took BearHugs to the UK Steel Y Accelerator Event at Sheffield Hallam University. I pitched BearHugs to a panel of judges along with seven other fantastic businesses.
I was really happy to see Mihaela a fellow University of Sheffield graduate and Founder of Research Retold become the deserving winner of £25,000 investment from UK Steel.
It was a lovely surprise that myself and two other enterprises were also offered £10,000 investment each. Elena, Founder of Brailler, has developed an amazing resource for teaching children braille and Jon of REACH Homes has developed an inspiring affordable eco-housing scheme. To have BearHugs recognised at the same level as these two amazing businesses was amazing and it feels incredible to know that others believe in what started as my little idea about spreading a bit of kindness 🐻💙