Imperial’s Venture Catalyst Challenge (VCC)

Dear students,  

The Imperial Enterprise Lab is inviting you to apply for Imperial’s Venture Catalyst Challenge (VCC) and WE Innovate programmes!  

The VCC is Imperial’s flagship entrepreneurship programme for students, alumni and early career researchers who are talking to customers, building a product or seeking investment and want to boost the development of their venture. For the opportunity to get your venture investment-ready and win a share of the £100,000 prize fund, apply here

WE Innovate is a 6-month entrepreneurship programme from January to June to increase the number of women-led startups. 25 women-led teams will take part in a series of masterclasses, business coaching, and 1:1 expert support. To explore your business idea, become part of a network of like-minded women, and compete to win a share of the £30,000 prize fund, apply here.   

Not sure which programme you’re eligible for? 

  • If you’re part of a women-led team with an early-stage idea, WE Innovate is here to support you to transform your idea into a thriving startup! 
  • If you have proven customer discovery and traction and are looking to secure investment to develop your idea, then the VCC is for you!  

Have questions? Come along to the ‘How To Make Your Programme Application Stand Out’ Masterclass or sign up for an information sessionto meet with a member of the E-Lab team.