October 9, 2013, by Nottingham Advantage Award
Business plan competition heats up February with the Student Venture Challenge
In last week’s blog we shared how you can get involved in the Award and the different categories of modules we have to offer. This week, we want to highlight one module in particular. The Student Venture Challenge – Developing a Business Idea XX1N11 module is a great opportunity for undergraduate students who have an interest in entrepreneurship and who have a business plan idea ready to develop. The Student Venture Challenge is a business plan competition sponsored by the Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; one of the leading centres of excellence in enterprise education in Europe. The Institute’s mission is to be a centre of excellence in the development of enterprise and entrepreneurial skills, innovation and understanding the commercialisation of research.
The Student Venture Challenge will take place in the spring term 2014. Full details are yet to be finalised but there is expected to be a prize fund of approximately £20,000, including ten £1,000 grants. A boot camp training weekend will be held for participating students to provide grounding in business skills that they will need to complete the pro-forma business plan. The boot camp is scheduled for February 2014; final dates still yet to be confirmed.
To apply to be a part of this module students are asked to contact Dan Edge, the module convenor, at Dan.Edge@nottingham.ac.uk . In addition to attending the weekend boot camp and participating in the competition, students will complete a reflective log to gain Award credit. Applications opened for this module on October 1st and will remain open until Friday January 24 5pm.