The following Venture application form is for business ideas where the lead applicant is a currently matriculated University of Dundee student or School of Business Graduate (within last 2 years) only. If you are a member of University of Dundee staff or a recent graduate (within last 2 years (non-School of Business)) then please apply here.

Please ensure that you have read and agree to the Venture Competition 2019 Terms & Conditions before submitting this form.

We recommend that you write and save the content for your application in a word processing application and then copy in to the fields below before submitting to avoid any potential loss of data and to ensure you have a copy of your application for future reference.

1. Current Student Applicant Details (lead applicant must be a currently matriculated University of Dundee student or School of Business student who graduated within the last 2 years)

  • Title:
  • Forename:
  • Surname:
  • University of Dundee email address (Note: correspondence will be sent to this email address):
  • Personal email address:
  • University of Dundee matriculation number (9 Digits Long):
  • University of Dundee school:
  • University of Dundee degree/Course name/Research area:
  • Year of study:
  • Your mobile number:
  • Is your idea a joint application? If so name the fellow team members, email addresses, university/organisation, and their roles in the proposed business:
  • Eligibility/Permission - I can confirm that I have access to/ownership of all required intellectual property for the purposes of developing this business idea, and (if a research student) have gained appropriate permission(s) from my supervisor(s), principal investigator(s) and/or University of Dundee RIS, as appropriate, to enter the Competition if utilising University of Dundee research in my idea (tick box to confirm)

    Please see the Venture Competition 2019 Terms & Conditions for more information.
Student category applied for (Can only apply for one category):


2. Business Idea Details

  • Proposed company name:
  • Title of innovation/business idea:
  • Non-confidential summary of your innovation/business idea (max. 100 words in laymen terms):
  • Your product or service (max. 450 words). Please describe your idea:

    -> What problem does it solve?
    -> Who are your competitors and why is your idea better?
    -> What stage of development is it at (idea, proof-of-concept, prototype, fully developed)?
    -> Do you have intellectual property protection?
    -> Any previous funding you have had
    ->Please include a URL to an artist's impression or image (if available)
  • Your target market (max. 250 words):

    -> What is your market?
    -> How will you get your product/service to market?
    -> How will your business make money?

  • Benefits to the customers (max. 200 words):

    -> Who are your customers?
    -> Are they different from the end users?
    -> Have you spoken to your customers and/or end users?

  • Requirements for development (Please tick all applicable - hold ctrl (PC) or command (Mac) to select more than one):
  • For social enterprise business ideas only (Type N/A - if not a social enterprise). Provide a summary of your project's social aims (max. 200 words):

    A social enterprise is a business which focuses on tackling social problems, strengthening communities, improving people's life chances or protecting the environment, as opposed to generating income for private individuals or bodies. Whilst social enterprises still aim to generate profits like any other business, those profits are principally reinvested in the business, or in the community, to help further the enterprise's social aims.

    -> Detail the kinds of benefits you would plan to deliver to individuals, the communities and/or the environment.
    -> What would your organisation plan to do with any surplus profits it generates?

  • Availability for Venture Final

    The Venture final and live pitching day will be on 1 March 2019 between 10am-8pm at the Dalhousie building.

    Please check the box to confirm you have made a note of this and that you (and/or your team) will be available to exhibit and pitch live if selected as one of our finalists.

  • Please confirm that you have read our Terms and conditions (Please tick):

    You will be informed by 5pm 8th February 2019 if you have been selected for the Venture Final on Friday 1st March 2019.