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Information for participating universities

This is a competition with student enterprise education at its heart.

Participating universities are asked to enter teams in this spirit; students with a genuine idea for a new start-up, which requires some enterprise expertise and seed investment to get it off the ground. We therefore expect competitors to be ‘pre-trading’ but to have a solid idea that they can develop through participation in the competition.
We also expect each university to provide a similar level of support to their teams, which may include:

  • An assigned mentor
  • Pitching training / practice
  • Networking / Communication skills training

Important dates

  • Monday 16 April: Deadline for entrants to be sent to University Alliance (via participating universities)
  • Early summer term: Universities run prep activities for their entrants
  • Thursday 14 June: Enterprise Stars takes place at University of Salford’s MediaCityUK campus

If you want to pitch your idea at Enterprise Stars 2018, check if your Alliance university has signed up to participate. The list of participating universities and the relevant enterprise lead are listed below.

University of BrightonClare Griffiths, Business Development Manager (Entrepreneurship)
University of Central LancashireHugh Roberts, Project Manager – U Start Student & Graduate Enterprise
Coventry UniversityDonna Preece, Enterprise Programme Manager
University of GreenwichMia Abouri, Enterprise Centre Manager, UofG Business School
University of HertfordshireSteve Robinson, Enterprise Advisor
Kingston UniversityMae Henderson, Events and Marketing Co-ordinator
Liverpool John Moores UniversityEmma Robinson, Head of Centre for Entrepreneurship
Nottingham Trent UniversityPhil Clarke, Enterprise Advisor – The Hive
Adam Razzaq, Student Placement
Oxford Brookes UniversityLydiah Igewh, Enterprise Support Manager
University of PortsmouthCarly Hawkins, Enterprise Events Co-ordinator, Nest
University of SalfordJustyna Turner, Enterprise Champion
Teesside UniversitySteve Dougan, Head of Graduate Enterprise
UWE BristolIheanyi Ibe, Enterprise Advisor