London Higher: Uni Venture 2018

Each year, across the capital, London universities run training, mentoring, programmes and competitions to encourage and reward student entrepreneurs and innovators across a wide range of categories.

The London Student Entrepreneur Award seeks to celebrate this wealth of ingenuity by staging a competition to acknowledge the best bright ideas to emerge from our universities.

The Competition

We are looking for early-stage, pre-revenue ideas from London students. Our criteria are the quality of the idea, the features and benefits it will bring to a community and/or a consumer, the type of problem it solves, the clear need and size of the opportunity and the competitive differentiation.

For full details see the Competition Terms and Conditions.

/ PRIZES
◾All entrants qualify for the Passporting Programme (worth £20,000), use of the London Student Entrepreneur Entrant device/mark; membership of the London Entrepreneurs Alumni Network; involvement in promotional activities around the Competition.
◾First prize: £5,000 towards the winning idea; the UniVenture Trophy; access to the Passporting Programme, use of the London Student Entrepreneur Winner device/mark; membership for the London Entrepreneurs Alumni Network; involvement in promotional activities around the Competition;
◾Second Prize: £1,000; access to the Passporting Programme, use of the London Student Entrepreneur Runners-up device/mark; membership for the London Entrepreneurs Alumni Network; involvement in promotional activities around the Competition

For full details see the Competition Terms and Conditions.

Who is eligible?

The Competition is open to Entrants studying at any level and at any intensity (undergraduate or postgraduate, part-time or recent alumni), in any field of study or discipline (humanities, creative, bio-science, engineering, performance art etc.). Entrants must be sponsored by a university or higher education college that is also member or partner of London Higher. Entrants must:
•Be a current or recent student or team of students (having ended study no more than 24 months prior to the Entry Deadline);
•Be from a London university (as defined by membership or partnership of London Higher);
•Have your own brilliant business idea that is at a pre-revenue/ pre start-up stage (i.e at concept or business plan stage);
•Be nominated by their University to represent the University in the Competition.

For full details see the Competition Terms and Conditions

How to apply

Entrants are sponsored by Kingston University so need to send their application to the Entrepreneurship team by Wednesday 11 April

Entrants must send a 2 minute video pitch to be considered outlining their business idea.

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