Venture Out student ideas competition

Got a great solution to a problem? 
Here's your opportunity to win some cash and make your idea a reality!

  • Win cash prizes to support the development of your idea
  • Enhance your CV - gain enterprise and entrepreneurship skills
  • Learn how to spot opportunities and develop ideas
The competition is open to all current undergraduate and postgraduate students from across The University of Manchester.

Enter as an individual or a team of up to six members.




For ideas that have commercial potential via new products or services.

For ideas that improve the lives and social wellbeing of people and communities.

For ideas that apply digital technologies to generate new
experiences and innovative business opportunities. 

For ideas that focus on the application of University-based research to real-world problems.

What you can win

There are three cash prizes in each of the above five categories that will go towards developing your idea.

1st - £500 2nd - £250 3rd - £100

Important information 

Please read the competition terms and conditions before submitting your entry 

Entry forms 

Full guidance on writing your entry is given on the entry form. If you have more than one idea, you can enter multiple times. 

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Details of the 2018 competition will be announced in Autumn 2018.

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