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Santander Awards 2018

Applications Now Open for 2018 Santander Entrepreneurship Awards

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards launched in 2011. Since then, it has grown to be one of the UK’s largest student and graduate business pitching competitions. It rewards entrepreneurs by offering cash prizes, mentoring and start-up support and have so far given away more than £340,000 to start-ups and small businesses.

2018 Competition

Following the competitions success in previous years, we’re delighted to announce the 2018 edition that has over £90,000 worth of equity-free funding available. Applications are now open for students to submit a 2 minute video and a completed business model canvas which is stage one of the competition. After recieveing all applications Ulster University will shortlist two finalists, one technology busniess and one non-technology business to represent the Univeristy at the next stage of the competition which is the regional heat. 

If successful at the regional heat, the students will progress to an accelerator week in England to help them polish their pitch, meet industry experts and implement any feedback before moving onto the national finals in London. For more information on the different stages of the competition and the 2018 categotries click here.

How to Apply

​To apply you need to:

1. Create a two minute video that must provide:


2. Complete a Business Model Canvas:

Both the video and completed canvas need to be sent to c.shannon@ulster.ac.uk by 6pm on Wednesday 11th April 2018

*You can submit the video by sharing a link to a private vimeo video, a link to a dropbox account or a link via wetransfer. 

​There is one-to-one support available to everyone from UUSU Enterprise Centre to avail of this contact enterprise@uusu.org 


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