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Student Pitching Competition & Student Incubation Lab Launch

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REIS Seminar Room (252, Level 2), Talbot Building, Singleton

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Student Pitching Competition & Student Incubation Hub Launch

The Entrepreneurs Network is proud to host a Student Pitching Competition on the 13th November 2017, coinciding with the grand launch of our new Student Incubation Hub at Swansea University, sitting proudly within the Research, Engagement and Innovation Services department.

We extend a warm invitation to all Swansea University students wishing to start or develop an existing business to attend, and deliver a 90 second pitch covering:

  • who you are

  • what is your business idea?

  • what is your offer or technology?

  • what do you need to take your business proposition forward?

With prizes including a £1,000 market report, office space, Start-Up cash, publicity and mentoring, the event will provide students with a unique opportunity to gain access to funding and support, and network with a wide range of individuals that can provide support in developing and growing businesses.

Further Information: please contact Jackson Pickard: jackson.pickard@swanseaentrepreneurs.com

Giving an Elevator Pitch

Whilst there is plenty of information on-line regarding the development of an elevator pitch, it may be worth reviewing the following tips from the Development Bank of Wales, who happen to be sitting on our judging panel!!! https://businessnewswales.com/perfect-elevator-pitch/

About the Student Incubation Hub

The goal of the Entrepreneurs Network is to provide a platform for our peers to explore entrepreneurship in its purist form by gaining hands on experience.

As part of the event, we will be officially opening the new Student Incubation Hub, and showcasing the new facility to all those in attendance. Our vision is to provide a space where students can build their businesses within a safe, nurturing and energetic environment.

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12.00 – 12.10: The Student Entrepreneurship Network, Jackson Pickard; Women in Business, Izzy Wood

12.10 – 12.15: Importance of Entrepreneurship (and welcome to REIS), Ceri Jones

12.15 – 12.20: Judges Introductions (1 minute each): Ann Swift, Big Ideas Wales; Colin Lucas, Angel Investment Wales; Sarah Thomas, Santander Universities; Jon Howden-Evans, Swansea Employability Academy; Ceri Jones, Research, Engagement & Innovation Services

12.20 – 13.50: Student Elevator Pitches (90 seconds, followed by Q&A

13.50 – 14.15: Judging / Lunch & Networking

14.15 – 14.20: Judges & PVC Pictures Outside Incubation Suite

14.20 – 14.30: Official Opening of the Incubation Suite, Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott

14.30 – 14.35: Introduction to Be The Spark, Caroline Thompson

14.35 – 14.40: Judges Verdict, Wrap up & Close, Jackson Pickard

14.40 – 15.00: Pictures with Pro-VC, Judges & Successful pitches in the Incubation Suite

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