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Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs (DBACE)

The deadline for applications for 2022 has now passed. 

The 2023 information and dates will be posted here as soon as it is available.

DBACE supports visionary creative entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-30 who are driven by a mission to create and sustain social value through their enterprise.

DBACE aims to reach ambitious individuals from all backgrounds with ideas that will improve the lives of others and the communities we live in.

Deutsche Bank is partnering with MeWe360 to deliver this unique programme.

The prize package is designed to give you everything you need to power up your idea or existing business so that you can take it to the next level.

To apply, you will need to meet full eligibility criteria. You will find the example application form here.

If you need any help please see helpful resources  & event information

If you would like some support with your 2023 application, please book an Enterprise Appointment via CareerSPACE or email student-awards (@gold.ac.uk).

The Mayor’s Entrepreneur Awards

The deadline for applications for 2022 has now passed.

Open to students and recent graduates from London Universities the competition is looking for business ideas that can improve the city we live in.

The Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition is looking for your business ideas to make London cleaner, greener and ready for the future.

There are five categories you can submit an idea to (Creative Industries, Environment, Health, Social Enterprise and Tech) and each has a top prize of £20,000 start-up funding to help you turn your idea into a real business.

Congratulations to the two Goldsmiths students/graduates who have been selected for the 2022 semi-finals.

If you would like some support with your 2023 application please book an Enterprise Appointment via CareerSPACE or email student-awards (@gold.ac.uk).

Santander Universities Business Accelerator Grants 2022

Apply for a £2000 grant to take your business to the next level.

Deadline for applications: 3 July 2022

How to applyApply through the Santander X platform here

There are five Business Accelerator grants of £2000 each.

These grants are funded by Santander Universities.

The purpose of these grants is to support existing businesses to take the next step in their development, including scaling.

We are looking for well thought through and carefully costed proposals, which will clearly assist you in taking the next steps in your business.

Your business must be registered (in the UK) and it must already be trading.

Current Goldsmiths students & recent graduates (graduates must have graduated less than three years ago, as of 2 July 2022) are eligible to apply.

If you would like some support with your application please book an Enterprise Appointment via CareerSPACE or email student-awards (@gold.ac.uk)

Tata Varsity Pitch Competition 2022

Apply to compete for a £15,000 prize pot (equity free) and support for your early-stage student and graduate start-ups. 

Application submission period: 3 August to 9 September 2022 

How to apply: Apply through the Tata Varsity Pitch website here 

More details and how to apply 

Since the inception of Varsity Pitch over 10 years ago, we have seen thousands of innovative and creative businesses from students and graduates.

This year, we will continue to hunt for the best businesses across the UK.

Could your start-up be in the running to be crowned Tata #VP2022 Winner? 

The concept of the competition is to actively support early-stage student and graduate start-ups throughout their entrepreneurial journey, providing them with access to support, mentors and the opportunity to compete for the prize pot of £15,000, equity free.  

Below is everything you need to know about Tata’s Varsity Pitch Competition: 

  • £15,000 prize pot (equity free) 
  • Open to any current student studying at a UK based institution  
  • Also open to those who have graduated since 2017  
  • Application process - a 60-second video pitch  
  • Submission period: 3 August to 9 September 2022!  

Upcoming Sessions 

Over the next months, we will be hosting online ‘Q&A’ webinar sessions to provide support and guidance to potential applicants on how to bolster their application.  

  • Wednesday, 27 July at 1pm (BST) 
  • Wednesday, 10 August at 10am (BST) 
  • Wednesday, 24 August at 4pm (BST) 

To register, click here: https://bit.ly/WebinarSessions 

 Information about the 2021 finalists

If you would like some support with your application please book an Enterprise Appointment via CareerSPACE or email student-enterprise (@gold.ac.uk) 

 

 Information about the 2022 awards and the 2021 finalists.

If you would like some support with your application please book an Enterprise Appointment via CareerSPACE or email student-awards (@gold.ac.uk)