Tata Varsity Pitch Competition is a national early-stage business pitching competition that celebrates the best businesses coming out of colleges and universities across the UK.

The hunt for the best student and graduate business ideas has officially launched, with £15,000 and other money can’t buy opportunities to get your hands on.

Tata Varsity Pitch Competition 2020, powered by NACUE, is a national initiative dedicated to both current students and recent graduates, celebrating high potential, early stage ventures coming directly out of colleges and universities across the UK.

This is the UK’s premiere competition showcasing and actively supporting early stage student and graduate startups throughout their entrepreneurial journey.

The three stages of the competition include a huge public vote, a 2-day bootcamp with an impressive line-up of mentors and a Grand Final with attendees from the media, multinational businesses, investors, government, corporate and startup world. This is an amazing opportunity for young entrepreneurs to get their business noticed by some of the biggest companies in the UK.

The competition is open to any current students at a UK university or college, or anyone who graduated after 2015.



Applicants can enter two of the following categories:

  • IDEAS with Tata Communications
  • GENUINE INNOVATION with Tata Consumer Products
  • CREATIVE & DESIGN with Tata Consultancy Services



Last year, the Online Peoples’ Vote virtually rocketed, with over 37,000 votes cast across the various businesses in the competition.

In 2019, Totawell was fast-tracked through to the final, receiving the benefit of the Bootcamp stage mentoring in preparation for pitching alongside the other category finalists for the grand prize.

At 12 noon on Monday 28th September entries will be publicly revealed and open for votes. Share your pitch amongst your community and encourage them to vote to be in with the chance of being fast-tracked for a guaranteed place in the 2-day exclusive Bootcamp and the Grand Final in November 2020.

All pitches submitted are eligible to be fast tracked, regardless of the categories they are applying for. The pitch with the highest number of votes wins the place to compete at the finals in November.



So, enter here – www.varsitypitchcompetition.com, tell your friends and get ready for the biggest Varsity Pitch yet!

For more information, contact events@nacue.com

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