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Venture Competition

The Venture Competition is an opportunity for Brunel University London students and alumni to develop their entrepreneurial skills and ideas with a chance to win up to £10,000 of start-up funding generously supported by Santander Universities and the Brunel Development Fund.



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Venture Competition WIN up to £10,000

Got a bright idea? Make your business idea a reality… or take it to the next level.

Enter the SOCIAL IMPACT or COMMERCIAL category
  • Up to £10,000 to go towards developing your business idea or taking an existing business to the next level.
  • If you have a successful application, you could also be entered into the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards Competition which could enable you to win up to £25,000 prize money.
  • On-going support and advice from Brunel Entrepreneur Hub
  • 10 of the best competition entrants will get a chance to go on a Venture Bus Crawl 
This competition is open to all Brunel students and alumni.
Both individuals and teams are welcome. 
No business experience necessary!
Download our information pack and take the plunge today!
  • Download our information pack to get the full details!
  • Fill in and submit your application on this online form.
  • Please read the Terms and Conditions before entering.
  • Attend our workshops to find a team-mate or to build your business model
  • Send us a smashing application by 4th Feburary 9:00am!
  • Perfect your pitch at the Pitching Training open to everyone.
  • Use what you learnt at the training to pitch your idea for a spot in the Finals
  • Pitch your idea to a pannel of judges in the Finals. Download our information pack to find out all about it!

    Remember, you can book one-to-one sessions with our Entrepreneur Consultants if you need any help with your application, pitch, or business!
Key Dates
Time / Location
 Key Activity

13th November 2019


 Venture Opens

Wednesday 13 November 2019

BANN FOYER: 11:30am - 14:00pm

Competition Introductions and Networking Workshop 

Find out more about the Venture Competition, ask questions and network over light refreshements.

Thursday 5 December 2019


13:30pm - 15:30pm

 Business Modelling Workshop

Learn how to complete a business plan through our business model canvas.

29 January 2020


13:30pm - 15:30pm

Business Modelling Workshop

A repeat of the workshop on Wednesday 29 January just in case you can't make it or would like some more help!

Tuesday 4 February 2020


Venture Competition Closes

Monday 10  February 2020

By Email 

 Shortlist Announced

Wednesday 12 February 2020

 Eastern Gateway 111

13:30pm - 3:30pm

 Perfect your Pitch Workshop

This workshop is open to everyone to attend to learn how to pitch your business idea

Wednesday 27 February 2020


Venture Finals