A UK wide industry-agnostic pitching competition for student and graduate led businesses, aiming to support the next generation of entrepreneurs.

WHY SHOULD I APPLY?

EXPOSURE

Pitch in front of 250+ attendees and get exposed to potential partners, customers, investors or even future hires. Benefit from positive PR and promotion.

BENEFITS & PERKS

Receive £5,000 worth of perks and business development support. Enjoy free mentorship, pitch training, cloud credits, fee free transfer options

and much more.   

FEEDBACK

Receive invaluable feedback from an esteemed panel of judges, featuring seasoned investors, successful entrepreneurs and accelerator managers. 

TIMELINE

Applications Open

7th February

10 Finalists Announced

10th of March

Applications Close

12 pm 8th March

Finalists Pitch at WhatNext

23th March

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN EXPOSURE?

Currently enrolled student and young professional founders up to two years of graduation from any UK institution.

Early-stage businesses, from any industry, who passed the idea stage, have validated interest and are either pre- or early revenue stage.

Passionate founders who want to take their startups to a new level.

If you feel like you satisfy our 3 main criteria of entry, you can (and definitely should) apply!

FAQ

Where will Exposure take place?


Exposure pitching competition will take place at the Manchester Metropolitan Business School in Manchester, UK.




How many startups are selected to pitch at the conference?


10 startups will be shortlisted and selected to pitch at the What Next Conference.




Are my travel expenses reimbursed if I'm not based in Manchester?


Unfortunately, we can't reimburse travel expenses.




Can I still apply if I can’t make it on the 23rd of March?


Unfortunately, no. Being available on Saturday 23 March 2019 and in Manchester is compulsory for all the shortlisted startups, and at least one of the team members needs to be there to pitch.




Is there a prize if I win Exposure? How many winners will be announced?


YES! There are multiple prizes for the winners from our various partners. The total amount of prizes is worth over £15,000, distributed between the three winners. Nevertheless, all 10 finalists are offered pitching traning, and cool discounts and perks.




What should I do if I have more questions?


For questions related to the selection process and the logistics of the pitching competition please email carla@manchesterentrepreneurs.co.uk.





OUR PARTNERS

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GET IN TOUCH!

For partnership related enquiries:

Matyas Szegi

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  • LinkedIn - White Circle

For everything else:

Carla Cilli

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