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Application closing date: 18-Feb-2024, Boost your CV and develop employability skills such as creativity, problem-solving, innovation, public-speaking, and entrepreneurship by taking part in the University of Aberdeen's Lightbulb Ideas Competition 2024.
Lightbulb Ideas is the University of Aberdeen's annual entrepreneurship challenge. On three consecutive Wednesdays on campus - February 21st (3 pm to 6 pm), February 28th (3 pm to 6 pm), and March 6th, 2024 - participants will work in small groups or individually to: Come up with ideas that solve or improve real world problems, Explore the possibility of turning these ideas into a real business or social enterprise, Create a 2-minute “infomercial” to pitch their product/solution and Convince our panel of judges why they should win. There are five cash prizes to be won! Participants receive a Certificate of Achievement upon completion of the competition. Free pizza lunches and drinks will be served! Who can take part? Open to all University of Aberdeen current students and recent graduates (within the past two years), the Lightbulb Ideas competition offers networking, idea validation opportunities, and a chance to secure funding. Participants can apply to the ABVentures Microfinance Fund for a minimum of £1000 in funding. It’s totally FREE to take part. Business experience is NOT required - just an open mind, ambition and a passion for a problem you want to solve. Students with or without an idea can apply. Individuals and teams can apply. Prizes to be won: Participants who pitch will each receive a Certificate of Achievement 1st place – £200 2nd place – £100 3rd place – £100 Audience Favourite – Idea – £100 Audience Favourite – Pitch Finale – £100 Prize winners have complete freedom in deciding how to spend their prize money, with no restrictions or limitations. How to enter the competition: Current students and recent graduates can enter the competition by filling in this form