Venture Further Awards

The annual start-up competition for all current students and recent graduates at The University of Manchester offers a £100,000 prize fund.

The Venture Further Awards Start-up Competition is now open!

About Venture Further

Want to start your own business? Here's your chance to win up to £15,000 and make it a reality with our annual start-up competition.

Turn your ideas into reality and win significant early-stage funding to start your own business. It’s not all about the cash though. This competition will introduce you to a world of support programmes, workshops, mentors and networks to grow your ideas. If you have a viable business proposal then get involved.

Your entry needs to be a viable and credible business proposal that has the potential to succeed. If your entry is successful, you will be asked to pitch your business proposal to a panel of expert judges for a chance to win one of the cash prizes.

Venture Further Awards 2022

View the Venture Further 2022 Awards brochure (PDF document, 1.3 MB).

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