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Vestd National Competition for Student Entrepreneurs

If you're a university student with a solid business idea and the chops to turn it into a money-maker, you can win £5000 for your business.



The competition

Vestd's national competition is part of an initiative to support student entrepreneurs across the UK. It provides an incredible opportunity for one student entrepreneur from our partner universities to represent their institution on a national stage and compete against other talented entrepreneurs.

In the first stage of this competition, we’re looking for entrepreneurs with evidence of strong ideas and proactively trying to build on them. Your application will be carefully evaluated on four key measures.


What is your idea and how does it solve a market need?


How will you build a team that can deliver on the idea?


What is your business model and monetisation strategy?


How do you plan to grow your business over the next year?

What you'll win

The winners will receive cash prizes to support their entrepreneurial journey.


1st place

2nd place



3rd place

How to apply 

Pitch us your idea keeping in mind the four measures of the business pitch. Please keep the video to three minutes or fewer.

Fill out the application form and upload your video by Friday, January 12th 2024.

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About Vestd

Vestd is the UK’s most powerful equity management platform for startups and SMEs alike.

We make it easy for business owners to manage their equity without the added hassle of paperwork and hefty legal fees.

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