Take part in the Santander Pitch for a chance to win a £200 Amazon voucher

During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in 160 countries inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, the initiative is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations. Global Entrepreneurship Week is held 13 - 19 November 2017.

The University of Wolverhampton in partnership with Santander invites students to take part in this year’s exciting events, including: 

Santander Business Pitch

Tuesday 14 November - The George, Room MG008, City Campus

Friday 17 November - The Harrison Learning Centre (tbc), City Campus 

Time: to be announced

Could you hold your nerve for five minutes to pitch your business or social enterprise idea in the Santander Pitch?

Convince the judges your idea should win the £200 Amazon Voucher first prize. Second place will win the £150 Amazon gift voucher, and third place will win the £100 Amazon gift voucher.

Pitches can be made by individuals or a team, but only one idea per person can be pitched.  All entrants will be informed of the outcome by 30 November 2017.

To book your place on this event please email enterprise@wlv.ac.uk


FORMAT – Santander Pitch

Your pitch slot will be 15 minutes total duration.  You will have five minutes to pitch your idea and five minutes for the panel to ask questions. Please arrive 15 minutes before your pitch slot.

There will be no access to electronic or presentation equipment.

Rehearsal in front of an audience will help to refine and improve your pitch!

Santander Pitch Guidelines - CONTENT GUIDELINES

Business Proposal

  • Keep it brief and to the point - describe the business idea
  • What is your product/service unique selling point
  • Indication as to why you think it will be successful

Market Potential

  • Include how you think you could get your product/service to market - who would want to buy it and how you would sell it
  • Mention briefly any market research you may have already carried out


  • Provide a quick estimate of how much you think you may need to get your business idea started.  If you know how much your product/service would cost you to provide and how much you would sell it for - throw that in too.  Or any indication on type of profit you would be aiming for.

Personal & Business Objectives

  • Quickly include your reasons for setting up this particular business – what are your personal interests and expectations and what skills and qualities will you bring to the business.
  • Have you thought about how you could integrate business activity with your course – and have sufficient time to devote to the business idea.

The questions that follow - will enable the panel to get a good understanding of your business idea and your ability to turn it into a business.  Think about the type of support and resources you might need to help you.

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