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University of London launches Entrepreneur Pitch Competition

Calling all budding entrepreneurs! The University of London has launched a new pitch competition that wants to back the business superstars of the future.

GradVenture – open to students and recent graduates of the University’s constituent colleges – will offer a platform and funding prize to pre-revenue businesses that show potential to turn exceptional ideas into commercial reality.

Seven finalists from different colleges within the University of London (including Queen Mary University, UCL, SOAS, Goldsmiths, City University, King’s College London and St Mary’s University) will pitch for a chance to win a share of a £5000 cash prize and a 1-1 mentor slot with a successful entrepreneur.

GradVenture judges include co-founder of Unruly Sarah Wood, restaurateur Iqbal Wahhab (Cinnamon Club and Roast) and Plant Organic founder Renée Elliott.

The competition will be launched at an event held on 16 November, which will be chaired by Seven Hills co-founder Michael Hayman MBE.

To find out more about the GradVenture, and to apply for a ticket to the launch, go here.

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