Covid-19 Community Challenge Pitch

See the best of the Digital’s tech community! Skilled digital professionals across the island have been devoting their time and expertise to find solutions to tackle the problems linked to the COVID-19 pandemic; to support Jersey and beyond!




  • 30th April 2020
    5:20pm - 8:00pm


Youtube - Digital Jersey channel

During this online event, hosted by Gary Burgess, six shortlisted candidates will pitch their solutions in front of a panel of business and digital experts. The projects with the biggest positive impact locally will have the opportunity to access funding from a pool of £30,000 generated by Digital Jersey.

You can watch the shortlisted projects pitch at the times below:

17:25 – 17:45 : Robert J Allen (Uniti)

17:50 – 18:10 : James Baker (PopuLow from C5)

18:15 – 18:35 : Dave Edwards (Fetch)

18:40 – 19:00 : Lee Madden and Henry Burton (GR8 Foundations ‘Supporting the Community in the Community’)

19:05 – 19:25 : Em Holliday, Henry Burton,  Dominic Murphy (ReCre8)

19:30 – 19:50 : Verity Sangan (Care Academy)

Meet our panel of assessors:

Ed Daubeney

Ed Daubeney is the Managing Director of Envestors CI, he set up the Channel Island based network in 2009 and has successfully advised and raised monies for numerous companies during the intervening period. In addition to his work with Envestors CI, Ed has a wide range of consulting experience and has done work in both the private and public sector.


Andy Stanford-Clark

Andy Stanford-Clark is the Chief Technology Officer for IBM in UK and Ireland. He is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor with more than 40 patents. Andy is based at IBM’s Hursley Park laboratories in the UK, and has a long background in Internet of Things technologies. He has a BSc in Computing and Mathematics, and a PhD in Computer Science. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle, an Honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southampton, and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.


Alan Brown

Alan W. Brown is Professor in Digital Economy at the University of Exeter Business School where he co-leads the Initiative in Digital Economy at Exeter (INDEX). Alan’s research is focused on agile approaches to business transformation, and the relationship between technology innovation and business innovation in today’s rapidly-evolving digital economy.


Glenda Rivoallan

Glenda Rivoallan is the  Founder and CEO of Soulgenic. She is passionate in helping the maximum number of people live healthier lives through technology that’s integrated with their existing way of life. As a previous Vice Principal with teaching and learning specialisms in business, entrepreneurship and wellbeing, she combines both her education and real world business experience into the delivery of consultancy, speaking and writing.


Tom Hacquoil

Tom Hacquoil is the CEO of a software business called Pinpoint that helps businesses all over the world do build the incredible teams they need to achieve their goals. He has founded the Coding Programme in 2014 in an effort to tackle the technology skills gap in Jersey – producing a sustainable entry-level talent pipeline for the digital industry.


This event is FREE and open to everyone.

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