NovaUCD Student Enterprise Competition

The NovaUCD Student Enterprise Competition is now in its 6th year and provides a framework to support UCD undergraduate and postgraduate students who want to work together to develop and grow start-up companies. 

The aim of this competition is to assist students in refining their start-up ideas through a series of structured workshops, including taught content from industry experts, interactive workshops, regular pitching sessions and mentoring.

Accessing the competition is via a pitching event on April 1st  when 6 teams are selected to participate in a fulltime competition that takes place after the summer exams.  Teams receive a cash stipend (€250 per team member per week) and office space at NovaUCD for the duration of the programme.  A final pitching event takes place on June 19th and the competition winner will be selected.  A €3000 prize is awarded to the winning team.

Summer support @ NovaUCD

All teams that participate in the programme will be provided with hot desk space and on-going support for the month of July and August.

Application Process

 

Key Date 

 NovaUCD Student Enterprise Competition Timeline

Open Now 

Open for applications now via this link  https://forms.gle/KGzct6mYvdrjMWw47

March 25th

Closing date for applications

Competition Terms & Conditions are attached above.

March 27th Shortlist for 12 teams pitching to be issued
April 1st

Selection Pitching Event

A Selection Pitching Panel will choose 6 teams to participate on the NovaUCD Student Enterprise Competition 2020

May 25th

Programme commences

NovaUCD Student Enterprise Competition 2020 which runs on a fulltime basis from May 25th – June 19th @ NovaUCD.

June 19th 

Final Pitching Event June 19th - NovaUCD Student Enterprise Competition winners will be selected by the judging panel.

 

Students who are interested in finding out more about the NovaUCD Student Enterprise Competition should contact:

Caroline Gill

Innovation Education Manager, UCD Research and Innovation, NovaUCD

t: +353 1 716 3715
e: caroline.gill@ucd.ie