STAGE 1 - Opens for Applications 13th November 2017

Venture is a new business idea competition for University of Dundee Students, Staff and Recent Graduates (graduated last 2 years) with 6 prize fund categories:

Student Categories

 
• Undergraduate Student Award (Early Stage idea (not in final year of undergraduate study))
• Undergraduate Student Award (Graduating Summer 2018) 
• Postgraduate Student Award (currently studying or whose graduation date was within the last 2 years)

Staff or Recent Graduates (Graduated last 2 years)

 
• Recent Graduate Award (Graduation date within last 2 years (post-graduate alumni should apply to PG student award above))

• Staff Award (Non-University of Dundee Research Related Idea)

• Staff Award (University of Dundee Research Related Idea) 

STAGE 1 - SUBMISSION OF ONLINE APPLICATION FORM 

Online applications will open on Monday 13th November 2017 and will close at the Tuesday 6th February 2018 before 17:00.

STAGE 2 - SUBMISSION OF VENTURE PROPOSAL FORM 

Finalists for each category will be notified of their selection by Friday 9th February 2018 before 17:00 and the list of Finalists will be published on the Venture website.

The Finalists for each prize category will then be required to submit a completed Venture proposal form by email by the deadline of Tuesday 20th February 2018 before 17:00. Late submissions will not be accepted.  

STAGE 3 - LIVE PITCHING FINAL/PRIZE GIVING

The External Judging Panel will assess the Finalists at the Live Venture Competition Pitching Final (a climax to Entrepreneurship Week 2018) on Friday 23rd February 2018 based on their previously submitted Venture Competition Proposal Form and the Finalist’s 3-minute live public pitch (with 5 minutes Q&A) on stage.

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