The University of Plymouth Explore, Develop & Launch Awards
The Cube, with funding from Santander UK Universities has launched three new business development Awards for 2021/22 the Explore, Develop & Launch Awards with a chance to win a share of £5,000.
The awards are open for application from University of Plymouth Student and Alumni entrepreneurs with a trading UK based businesses, including freelancers, to help them reach the next stage.
- University of Plymouth undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD students and graduates (2019, 2020 and 2021) who have not previously accessed Santander Universities entrepreneurship funding.
- Applicants must have a business that is registered as trading - as a sole trader, limited company, CIC etc.
The awards will be presented at the Cube’s Explore, Develop & Launch Awards Showcase Event on the 11 November 2021 from 16:30 in The Marquee, Rolle Plaza. The event will be a celebration of student and graduate enterprise and entrepreneurship, with a keynote speaker Jo Fairley, Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Green & Black’s the worlds leading organic chocolate.
All applicants can book a 1:1 Self-Employment / Business Start-up Advice and Support 1:1 appointment with Claire Martin, Student Enterprise Manager, through myCareer ahead of submitting their application.
There are three award categories - you can enter more than one category if appropriate:
Aimed at businesses that have been trading for less than three years, we are looking for innovative business ideas or a clear point of differentiation. Did you identify a gap in the market for something new or perhaps you are offering an established product / service with a special twist. The judges will be more focused on future potential rather than an entrant's ability to show turnover and profit growth at this early stage.
- BEST PRODUCT / SERVICE RANGE
Aimed at businesses with new or established products or services. Do you offer a range of solutions that represent outstanding value or work together in a special way? Or perhaps the range is cleverly developed to appeal to specific niche markets. Tell us what's special and how and why the products or services meet a clear demand.