Did You Know?

Many of the startups are now at prestigious incubators such as Ignite100 and at fast track entrepreneur schemes such as the New entrepreneurs foundation.

What this opportunity offers you
  • Pitch your business idea to receive funding from a prize pool of £50,000
  • Gain mentoring from faculty experts for your idea
  • Great opportunity to help get business ideas going
  • Attend amazing range of speaker series from finance to creating a pitch
  • Harness entrepreneurial flair and ideas into tangible feasible business ideas
  • Partner and gain advice from a wide range of University supporters and sponsors
  • Dates are confirmed through events calendar on careers destinations
The skills you will gain that will impress employers:
  • Career management skills
  • Commercial awareness skills
  • Communication skills
  • Creativity skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Enterprise skills
  • Networking skills
  • Persuading/negotiating/influencing skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Self-management and personal effectiveness skills

Find out more about what these skills mean.

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What you take away from participation in the sessions is practical and extremely useful for developing skills necessary to pitching your business ideas – Charlotte Pearce

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T&C's for competition:
At least One member of your team is a registered student at the University of Southampton
You and all members of your team must be ages 18 and over
You must apply to your faculty group in the first instance
You have met the criteria relating to financial viability; market opportunity and innovation
You are able to disclose your idea to the judging panel
You agree to being profiled in film and editorial publications for the purpose of the competition