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
- 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 Brighton||Clare Griffiths, Business Development Manager (Entrepreneurship)|
|University of Central Lancashire||Hugh Roberts, Project Manager – U Start Student & Graduate Enterprise|
|Coventry University||Donna Preece, Enterprise Programme Manager|
|University of Greenwich||Mia Abouri, Enterprise Centre Manager, UofG Business School|
|University of Hertfordshire||Steve Robinson, Enterprise Advisor|
|Kingston University||Mae Henderson, Events and Marketing Co-ordinator|
|Liverpool John Moores University||Emma Robinson, Head of Centre for Entrepreneurship|
|Nottingham Trent University||Phil Clarke, Enterprise Advisor – The Hive
Adam Razzaq, Student Placement
|Oxford Brookes University||Lydiah Igewh, Enterprise Support Manager|
|University of Portsmouth||Carly Hawkins, Enterprise Events Co-ordinator, Nest|
|University of Salford||Justyna Turner, Enterprise Champion|
|Teesside University||Steve Dougan, Head of Graduate Enterprise|
|UWE Bristol||Iheanyi Ibe, Enterprise Advisor|