'It's time... to face... the judges!'
In the climax to our annual Bright Ideas competition, finalists will pitch their ideas to a panel of expert judges for the chance to win up to £1000!
This is the final event for the Bright Ideas competition. Students started completing a online application then were invited to come to the KU Trigger Weekend. Trigger comprises of two days where students will work through the creative process and a business model to help concrete their ideas. Then the weekend will culminate in pitching ideas to a panel of judges.
The scores for the Bright Idea application scores and the KU Trigger scores were then added together to find our Bright Ideas finalists.
It's been an exciting journey and the best is yet to come!
Schedule of the day
2:30-4:00pm - Bright Ideas finalists pitch to a panel of judges (Bright Ideas finalists only)
The finalists are divided into 7 categories based on their idea, and pitch to determine who will be the winner and runners-up of their particular category.
4:00pm-5:00pm - Bright Ideas finalists and judges networking event (Bright Ideas finalists only)
The pitches are over (Phew)! Judges and the finalists can get the chance to network across the whole 7 categories to hear other contestants ideas and speak to enterprising judges.
We then invite friends and staff for the ceremony and reception starting at 5pm
5:00 - 6:15pm - Ceremony (Guests welcome)
Our panel runners-up will give a public summary of their idea.
We will then have a Keynote speaker.
After, the panel winners will give a 1 minute pitch, from which the audience make their People's Choice vote on who they believe gave the best pitch.
6:15 -8:00pm - Reception (Guests welcome)
Relax and enjoy a selection of food and drinks as we celebrate the end of the 2016/2017 Bright Ideas competition.
Sponsors of prizes and categories:
We would like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors this year. We thank all those who have supported Kingston University's Enterprise programme to unlock the enterprising talent of so many students.
Market test: sponsoring the Judges' Prize (Golden ticket)
Santander: awarding the Social Enterprise Prize
Worth capital: sponsoring the Products Prize
Stefano: Sponsoring the Science & Engineering prize