The Varsity Pitch!!!

NACUE’s Varsity Pitch Competition launched in June this year for applications from budding entrepreneurs with an interest to compete for £10,000 equity free.  


We saw an exceptional number of creative and innovative business concepts within the first round of applications, however we know there are hundreds more out there. As a result, I’m delighted to inform you, we are opening for a second round of applications to any current students at a UK university or college, as well as anyone who graduated during or after 2013, on the 29th August 2018 at midday. 


Our three-stage pitching competition includes an Online People’s Vote with Lloyds Banking Group, a bootcamp with an impressive line-up of mentors and a grand final with attendees from multinational businesses, investors, startups and the media. 


Remember too that in addition to the £10,000 for the ultimate winner, for the first time we now have a prize of £500 purely for the Ideas category winner. This is to make the competition as inclusive as possible, so students and graduates can get involved whatever stage their journey is at, even if it is only at the idea stage. We wanted to give the early stage ideas the rocket fuel they need to become a reality by providing a little cash to help them on their way. 


We need your help to bring this awesome opportunity to the students in your society and beyond. We know how many fantastic businesses and ideas exist within your institution, so let’s give them the platform they need to thrive. 


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2. Know someone keen to apply? A link to our Information pack with all the information they need to excel in the competition


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