Venture Catalyst Challenge 2024 Applications close soon!

The Venture Catalyst Challenge, Imperial’s flagship entrepreneurship programme – for Imperial students, alumni and early career researchers – is a 3-month long programme, providing 25 student start-ups with:

  • 1:1 expert support
  • Business coaching
  • Workshops
  • Pitch training 
  • Networking opportunities
  • £100K prize fund
  • A high-profile pitch Grand Final (300+ attendees)!

For your chance to accelerate the launch of your venture, apply now!

What past participants say:

“The VCC taught us how to take an idea, prove its value, talk to customers, and really get a lot of important insight form the market so that we could actually develop this into something still going on. And their evidence it that we’re still running it eight years later.” *

Alex Bone, co-founder of FreshCheck, VCC 2015 participant

*Quote from 2023

“Coming into the VCC, as a scientist, I can’t say I understood much about business…and so it was bringing both science and business together. Which VCC really helped to explore and grow.”

Solomia Boretska, co-founder or LendoBox, VCC 2020 Social Impact Prize Winner

“I thought that the value if we did get to the final would be the funding. But actually, what really made a difference for us was the learning. I now know how to run a technology company, but also the incredible network you get from it.”

Patrick McGuckian, co-founder of Aglide, VCC 2022 Digital & Finance Track Winner

“It has been really motivating to be inspired by many Imperial student entrepreneurs both inside and outside the VCC community. The amazing people behind these startups and their vision to change the world is a powerful reminder that students can make an impact!

Anjali Devadasan, co-founder of Treeva, VCC 2023 participant

Thank you for your support, and if you have any further questions please get in touch!