Venture Further business start-up competition (deadline)


Venture Further is the University of Manchester's student business start-up competition. There are four prize categories to enter

Business: Businesses that have commercial potential via new products or services 
Social: Businesses that improve the lives of people and communities 
Digital: Businesses that apply digital technologies to generate new experiences and innovative business opportunities
Research: Businesses that focus on the application of university-based research to real-world problems and needs typically with some form of intellectual property at the heart of the business

Cash prizes

There are two cash prizes in each category that will go towards developing your business.

  • 1st - £10,000
  • 2nd - £2,500

What we look for

Your entry needs to be a viable 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 judges for a chance to win one of the cash prizes.

The application process and terms and conditions can be found at


Monday, 1 February 2016 at 12:00 - Tuesday, 29 March 2016 at 23:59 (GMT) Add to Calendar

See who won in 2015

Why should you enter?