Woosh had been accessing the SHU Enterprise team’s business support services since mid-2018, in 2019, Woosh joined ScaleUp 360 as a start-up with great ambition. Woosh is a competition management system that Torrell Ewan created for breaking, hip hop/popping and bodybuilding competitions. After being inspired by other judging systems used in elite level breaking events, Torrell decided to create his own version of this from scratch to be used at local breaking events throughout the UK.
“After creating it firstly for my dissertation project in late 2017, I have continued working developing the system throughout the past 2.5 years, creating 4 different iterations (currently developing the 5th), which have been used at various breaking events throughout the UK.” Torrell Ewan, Woosh Competition Management System.
ScaleUp 360 was ready to support Woosh’s ambitions and matched the business with our Sales and marketing webinars hosted Justin Jackson who supported Woosh in branding, social impact study and digital promotion. As well as one to one strategy planning sessions with our ScaleUp 360 advisers.
“I won the best pitch award at the 2018 Hallam Enterprise awards and most recently, the 2019/20 Y-Accelerator award for the best pitch”. Torrell Ewan, Woosh Competition Management System.
2020 has not slowed Woosh’s progress, Woosh Competition Management System were also Semi-Finals of the Santander UK Universities Emerging Entrepreneurs Challenge. To help fund the initial development costs of Woosh Competition Management System v5.0, Torrell and his business partner Niklas Schumacher raised £1,408.00 in 28 days on Crowdfunder.