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Students to pitch for £75,000 start-up funding in University of Bristol’s ‘Innovation Showcase 2023’

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Student entrepreneurs will pitch for a share of £75,000 in start-up funding at the University of Bristol’s ‘Innovation Showcase 2023.’

During the public event on May 9, a dozen student ventures will pitch to a panel of business experts in a Dragon’s Den-style competition. The day will also see an exhibition of business ideas from final year students at the University’s Centre of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and its student start-up incubator Runway.

Mark Neild, programme director for Runway, said: “Runway is all about helping our students and recent graduates have an impact in the world beyond their academic attainment. We are constantly amazed by their brilliant ideas to solve some of our pressing challenges.

“Every day, Bristol graduates are changing the world with their business ideas. The Innovation Showcase will help the next crop of budding change-makers on their way.”

Ideas that will be presented during the day include the reimagining of live classical music, using AI to teach disengaged children and new tech to help the hard of hearing.

The £75,000 grant funding has been donated by University of Bristol alumni and the Jim and Peggy Wilkinson Innovation Fund, established by the late Mr and Mrs Wilkinson to help “exciting ideas get off the ground.”

The winners will be announced on the day and will be picked by a panel of University alumni who have gone on to business success.

Full story: Students to pitch for £75,000 start-up funding in University of Bristol’s ‘Innovation Showcase 2023’ – Business Live

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