"Student Upstarts invests up to £15k in exchange for up to 8% equity in student run companies. The criteria is simple - one member of your team must be a full-time student at a UK or European higher education institute, or have graduated from one in the last 12 months. This applies to both undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students.
We've selected four awesome teams for investment so far this year and they are now incorporated and set up with bank accounts, lawyers and accountants. Along side this, as well as Matthew and Christian helping them and getting them into the London start-up and investment networks we have, the teams have one or two very strong and relevant dedicated mentors to help them with their product development, MVP, business model and getting to market.
Christian and Matthew are also helping them connect to the right people for the next stage in their entrepreneurial journey by connecting them to Seedcamp, Springboard, Y Combinator and Tech Stars alumni as well as active, relevant Business Angels and VCs.
We want to invest in up to 100 teams by the end of 2015. Applications are now open to student teams across all of the UK and Europe.