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The NACUE Varsity Pitch is the UK’s biggest business competition for students and graduates, attracting the most innovative startups exploding out of college and university campuses.


Students and recent graduates from UK Universities and Colleges can enter into two categories by submitting a 60 second video pitch, showing their radical business solutions. Shortlisted applicants will later be asked to pitch their ideas live at the semi finals in October when 6 startups will go on to compete to win £10,000 at the finals in Global Entrepreneurship Week.


The six category finalists will be joined by the winner of the Online People’s Vote and put through rigorous enterprise training at the Mentoring Bootcamp in preparation for the Grand Final in Global Entrepreneurship Week in November. On the day, each finalist will have two minutes to pitch their concept to an esteemed panel of industry experts. The winner will take home £10,000 for their startup.

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The NACUE Varsity Pitch is the UK’s biggest business competition for students and graduates, attracting the most innovative startups exploding out of college and university campuses.


Students and recent graduates from UK Universities and Colleges can enter into two categories by submitting a 60 second video pitch, showing their radical business solutions. Shortlisted applicants will later be asked to pitch their ideas live at the semi finals in October when 6 startups will go on to compete to win £10,000 at the finals in Global Entrepreneurship Week.


The six category finalists will be joined by the winner of the Online People’s Vote and put through rigorous enterprise training at the Mentoring Bootcamp in preparation for the Grand Final in Global Entrepreneurship Week in November. On the day, each finalist will have two minutes to pitch their concept to an esteemed panel of industry experts. The winner will take home £10,000 for their startup.

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TATA DISRUPTIVE - This category is for the companies that are truly changing the way things are done. If your product or service is improving the market in an unexpected way, this is the category for you.


TATA SOCIAL IMPACT - Is your business making the world a better place? This category is for social enterprises and ethically conscious businesses.


GENUINE INNOVATION WITH SWISS RE - This category is all about new ideas and more effective ways of doing things. If your product or service is unique or improving something that already exists, enter this category.


CREATIVE AND DESIGN WITH PAYPAL - From crafts and music to marketing and publishing, the creative industries are exciting and varied. This category welcomes entries from those whose businesses require a creative flair.


DIGITAL AND TECHNICAL - Some of the fastest growing businesses in the global economy in the last 5 years have been apps and online ventures. If you think that your app, hardware or online product has the potential to change the status quo, then we want to see your application.


IDEAS WITH UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER - Do you believe that your idea will be the next ‘big thing’? Want the chance to develop that idea into a thriving business and to gain the valuable support, mentoring and investment through the NACUE Varsity Pitch Competition? Then this is the category for you.
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Holly Knonwer CEO CEO at NACUE
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Robin Silcock Event Coordinator Event Coordinator for National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs

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