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Deadline 23.59, Tue 1 Feb 2022 - CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS - Final takes place Friday 25 February 4-6pm.

Venture 2022 is a £44,000 new business idea competition for all University of Dundee Students, Staff and Recent Graduates across 8 prize fund categories. Winners will be offered a place on Elevator's Dundee accelerator programme and there will also be four iPad's sponsored by Converge Challenge and Johnston Carmichael awarded to the best pitches as voted by the public audience on the day of the final (Friday 25 February 4-6pm). Further to the competition funding stated below Ion8DC ThomsonElevator and James Keiller Investments are contributing £11,500 towards an industry discretionary fund that will be awarded additionally to finalists decided by the external judging panel.

Watch our information session here to find out more about the competition, hints and tips for the application form. To book a 1 on 1 meeting with one of the advisory team email entrepreneurship@dundee.ac.uk 

Stage 1 - Submission of Online Application Form

University of Dundee Student (and certain recent graduates) Awards

  • School of Business Student/Recent Graduate (Any School of Business student currently studying or who graduated within the last 5 years) Award – £2,500 prize fund, sponsored by the School of Business
  • School of Life Sciences Student Award/Recent Graduate (Any School of Life Sciences student currently studying or who graduated within the last 5 years) - £3,000 prize fund sponsored by School of Life Sciences
  • School of Art and Design Student Award/Recent Graduate (Any School of Art and Design student currently studying or who graduated within the last 5 years) - £2,500 prize fund sponsored by School of Art and Design
  • School of Science and Engineering Student Award/Recent Graduate (Any School of Science and Engineering student currently studying or who graduated within the last 5 years) £5,000 prize fund sponsored by School of Science and Engineering and Engineers In Business Fellowship
  • School of Medicine Student Award/Recent Graduate (Any School of Medicine student currently studying or who graduated within the last 5 years) - £2,500 prize fund sponsored by School of Medicine
  • Postgraduate Researcher Award/Recent Graduate (Any postgraduate researcher currently studying or who graduated within the last 2 years) - £3,000 prize fund sponsored by the Doctoral Academy, University of Dundee
  • Wildcard Award (for all other Students and Recent Graduates (last 5 years) – £2,500 prize fund, sponsored by James Keiller Investments and Centre for Entrepreneurship

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University of Dundee Research and Non-Research Staff Awards

 

Stage 2 - Submission of Proposal Form 

Finalists for each category will be notified of their selection on Friday 4 February 2022 before 6pm and the list of Finalists will be published on the Venture website thereafter.

The Finalists for each prize category will then be required to submit a completed  Venture 2022 Stage 2 Proposal Form by the deadline of Thursday 17 February 2022 before 12 noon. Late submissions will not be accepted.  

A workshop will be held by the Centre for Entrepreneurship 2-4pm on Friday 11 February 2022 for advice and guidance in completing the proposal form - details of this workshop will be provided upon successful progression to Stage 2.

 

Stage 3 - Private Judging Session and Pitch Showcase Final

The External Judging Panel will assess the Finalists application forms and 3-minute pitches in-person/online during private judging sessions on the afternoons of either Wednesday 23 or Thursday 24 February based on their previously submitted Venture Competition Proposal Form. finalists will be allowed to use 5 PPT slides max and there will be 5 minutes Q&A.

Assessment of the Finalists by the External Judging Panel will be based on the Venture 2022 judging criteria‌ as published on the Competition Website.

Winners will be announced at the Venture 2022 Pitch Showcase Final (a main event within Entrepreneurship Week 2022) on Friday 25 February 2022 4-6pm where each team will pitch for 1 minute to a live public audience to compete for Apple iPads - best pitches will be voted for by the public audience.

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