Making the most of those pitching opportunities

I am so excited to be producing a fortnightly blog with the careers team and hope to bring you information and opportunities, my role at UoC is to support students who want to develop enterprising skills which may lead to starting your own business either full or part time, (but will also make you stand out to a potential employer) so I thought I would start with a couple of potential opportunities.

In the last few weeks some really interesting pitching competitions have started to emerge, now is the time to take action if you want to be in with a chance of winning some of the exciting prizes which are on offer, here are a few details:

Virgin Media have launched this year’s annual pitching competition giving you the opportunity to pitch to Richard Branson (a personal business hero of mine!), there are prizes for business development and new business ideas and the prize fund is a staggering £1m!!

In addition the ‘F Factor’ competition has also been launched; this one is targeted at our emerging young tech entrepreneurs (you need to be between 14 and 25 to apply) and has prize money of £10k!

If you would like further information or are interested in taking part in either of these and want some help and support please let me know, you can contact me via the careers team or directly at sylvia.grainger@cumbria.ac.uk

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