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The Big Pitch 2019

Welcome to the Big Pitch 2019!

This is Anglia Ruskin's famous pitching competition where current students can enter a business pitching competition to win from a pot of £10K.

Open exclusively for undergraduate and postgraduate students at Anglia Ruskin University across all campuses, the Big Pitch aims to find passionate entrepreneurs with exciting, imaginative business idead, and give them the chance to pitch for the money and suppor tthey need to make it happen.

Entrants do not need to be a business expert to participate; all they need is a good idea. AREA provides the business mentoring and support necessary as the competition progresses. You can also enter as a team too!

Step 1: The idea

The tough bit… Have a brilliant idea… Anything from a new product, a retail business, a website, a social enterprise, a smartphone app... We’re open to all ideas!

Step 2: The movie

Record a 60-second video pitch to sell your idea, and upload it by 5pm on Thursday 22 March. Remember to tell us:

  • What is your name and idea?
  • Who’s going to buy it and why?
  • How would you spend the money?

Step 3: The big sell

Finally, you need to promote your entry! People will be voting online and those votes will make a real difference to who goes through to Round 2 – so get a buzz going about it using any means you like – Facebook, Twitter, or even actual conversations or events!

There's a prize fund of up to £10,000, with additional support and mentoring to help you realise your enterprising ambitions. For the first time, this year there's also a special award of £3,000 for any engineering student entering the competition.  In addition, all finalists will receive one year’s free mentoring support from an AREA entrepreneur through the StartupLab to help them turn their business idea into reality.

To enter and find out more information click here.