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Solent University Business Pitch competition

Get involved with our Dragons Den-style pitch with a £10,000 prize

12th November 2021
Business and finance

This week, Solent Business School launched their new business pitch competition.

We’re now looking for students who’d like to get involved with our Dragon’s Den-style pitch.

Your business / business idea will need to demonstrate how it will have an impact on the UK economy and ideally show real benefit for Southampton and our Central South community. It will be important that you are able to demonstrate knowledge, integrity, respect, ownership, engagement, teamwork, diversity, innovation, inclusivity and sustainability (financial and environmental) as these are fundamental to our university values and strategic foundations.

The winner(s) of the pitch will be awarded with a £10,000 prize fund, to kickstart or accelerate their business(s).

How to enter

The competition is simple to enter. You will need to demonstrate a fantastic business that would benefit from support to accelerate it further or a fantastic business idea that you want some seed fund to kick start.

You will need to submit a 5-minute video proposal and provide key financial data and forecasts that will convince the shortlisting panel of your pitch. All pitch proposals must be submitted by Tuesday 3 May 2022.

For the shortlisted candidates, there will then be a 'Dragon's Den'-style live pitch on Wednesday 29 June 2022 to a panel headed up by our very own Chancellor and former Dragon, Theo Paphitis.

Mentoring support will be available for both the video proposal pitch and live pitch.

The competition is open to all Solent University students and alumni who graduated in 2015 or later. We also welcome individual or groups who can show how they collaborate and co-operate.

To register your interest and receive the full details of the competition, you just need to email your name and your contact information to: enterprise@solent.ac.uk

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