Following their roaring success at the Inner East London finals, on Monday 16 June both student companies, Iris and Kleos, competed in the East London final. The standard this year was higher than ever. Both companies did an admirable job, presenting and conducting themselves as true professional entrepreneurs. They proved to themselves first and foremost that they can set up and run a business. Although they narrowly missed out on progressing to the next competition, they should be extremely proud of their achievements to date.