QUB Dragons' Den
Open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students studying at Queen’s who have exciting and novel business ideas.
Students will enter via an application form to be submitted directly to Enterprise SU.
20 ideas will be selected and shortlisted to come and give a 5 minute ‘quick pitch’ to a panel of judges and these 20 ideas will be offered a workshop on pitching skills.
10 finalists will then be shortlisted to come and do a final pitch at the Dragon’s Den event and will be offered a further 3 workshops on the following topics to help them prepare:
- Understanding the basics of Finance
- Marketing & understanding your customer
- Basics of IP / legal clinic with Tughans
10 finalists would be eligible for Degree plus Combined Experience (Formerly Route B).
Enterprise SU will invite the shortlisted entrants to pitch live to the Dragons.
All 10 finalists will receive £250 to help in starting their business. They will also receive individual mentoring from our EIR Helen Keys to help them prepare for the final pitch.
The pitches that most impress the Dragons will secure funding and business advice to help their business grow.
The Dragon’s will have a total prize fund of over £10,000 to offer out in the ‘Den’ to any/all business ideas.
Students will also have the chance to win free office space for 1 year in ‘the Hatch’.
The final will take place in Mandela Hall, QUBSU.
The funding recipients will be announced at the SU awards
For further information please contact Ciaran Higgins
NICVA, EY and Santander are corporate partners of Degree Plus