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University of Plymouth – The Cube’s Big Idea Challenge Boot Camp

Are you serious about starting a business? Do you have a freelancing idea? 
The Cube’s Big Idea Challenge Boot Camp is a three-day complete programme that empowers ambitious entrepreneurs like you!
Through in-depth practical support and expert knowledge, we will teach you the skills needed to test the viability of your idea, set up and structure solid foundations and launch a profitable business.
The Cube has an exclusive opportunity for 25 budding entrepreneurs to join our three-day Big Idea Challenge Boot Camp to accelerate your business from idea to reality.
Date: 13, 14 and 15 June 2023
Time: 09:00–17:00
Location: Rolle 001
Refreshments provided

  1. At least one co-founder must be a current student or graduate (within three years) from the University of Plymouth. 
  2. You must be able to attend all 3 days (13, 14 and 15 June 2023 09:00–17:00) and be able to devote time in the evenings to complete additional homework.
  3. You must join and interact with The Cube’s WhatsApp Group, which aims to provide peer support, networking and communications relevant to the challenge.
  4. *Whilst Overseas students are welcome to take part in The Cube’s Big Idea Challenge Boot Camp to improve their business knowledge and skills, due to visa restrictions they are not able to access any of the associated funding.
  5. You cannot pitch for the £2,000 funding if you have previously received an award from The Cube funded by Santander Universities UK.
What's included?
  • Three full days of workshops that cover step-by-step the start-up process in easy to understand stages building into a blueprint to get you to market.
  • Network with your peers over refreshments and support each other through The Cube’s WhatsApp group.
  • Upon completing the challenge each *eligible individual will receive £100 towards business costs to help you get off the ground, it is expected that you will fully engage to receive the funding.   
  • At the end of the three days, all participants have the opportunity to pitch their business idea to the group for scoring and constructive feedback. The top scoring *eligible business will win a £2,000 Santander Universities Award to be used for business start-up costs.
Pitch To your Peers
Thursday 22 June 2023
Rolle 001
If you will no longer be in Plymouth on 22 June, you can deliver your pitch via Zoom
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