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Startup Sussex and Social Impact Prize Launch Event 2018

Tuesday 9 October 16:30 until 17:30
Careers & Employability Centre

Whether you’ve got a great idea you want to make happen, or simply want to learn more about thinking creatively and developing innovative business concepts – StartUp Sussex is the programme for you.

You could have a groundbreaking product, a world-changing website, the next killer app, or a plan to make a difference through social enterprise.

StartUp Sussex and the Social Impact Prize are open to all students currently enrolled on undergraduate or postgraduate courses at the University of Sussex, as well as anyone who has completed a degree at the university within the past 3 years. Students and graduates from all subject areas are welcome to apply.

In the first phase of the programme, the weekly 2-hour workshops will provide you with the tools to identify a model that works, before you embark on writing a business plan to grow your enterprise.

Phase two of the scheme begins in the spring term. This is a competition based upon the creation of a business plan and a presentation to a funding panel. The six candidates with the best business models, as selected by the StartUp Sussex judges, will return for further workshops and one-to-one support, with the aim of shaping a business plan from their model.

In April, the top three enterprises, as selected by the panel, will win the StartUp Sussex Award worth up to £10,000 to help develop their business, with the ultimate goal of generating enough income to pay a salary within a year. There is one award made for the winner of the Social Impact Prize worth £10,000. The winners are announced at the annual awards ceremony, also in April.

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Register now to come along to our launch event on Tuesday 9th October.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 28 August 2018