Dottore London on Marketest News
The Big Idea Challenge held at London Metropolitan University (London Met) runs every year with the university’s Student Enterprise Programme. The competition on 2014 was no different and gives aspiring student entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch business ideas and compete for funding and support needed to start their own venture. Giorgia Bacco, founder of Dottore London, won the competition this year. Dottore London aims to support Italian women living in London by offering a service allowing them to see an Italian gynaecologist in London. Despite more than 40,000 Italian women living in London, there are no clinics catering for them in the capital and 40% would rather return to Italy than go to someone they are not sure about.
A new gynecologist service developed by an Italian Faculty of Business and Law student is the winner of the London Metropolitan University Big Idea Challenge 2014.
Despite more than 40,000 Italian women living in London, there are no clinics catering for them in the capital and 40% would rather return to Italy than go to someone they are not sure about. Founded by Faculty of Business & Law alumni Giorgia Bacco, Dottore London aims to fill that gap, with 80% of Italian women surveyed admitting that they would prefer to see an Italian gynaecologist in London if one was available.
Giorgia said: “I am very happy to receive this prize, it gives me even more motivation to go ahead with my project. Being part of the Big Idea Challenge has been very exciting since the beginning.
“Londra è una città che ti stimola ad avere nuove idee, e ti aiuta a realizzarle in tempi straordinari. Tutto viaggia velocemente: ovviamente devi essere pronto a mantenere il passo imposto. Ma se l’idea è vincente, non c’è niente che possa limitarne la realizzazione”: così Giorgia Bacco, 33 anni, startupper nel settore medico, sintetizza il mix di ingredienti che le hanno permesso di trovare la sua strada nella capitale britannica…