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Santander Emerging Entrepreneurs Programme 2020

Win up to £30,000 in seed funding, plus mentoring and a fully funded intern for your new business.

Apply here by 5pm on Wednesday 11 March

Are you a student or recent graduate looking to take your business to the next level? The Santander Emerging Entrepreneurs Programme is your opportunity to tap into the support, expertise and resources to grow and scale your business.

The programme will run from May through to October, culminating in a national final where you’ll have the chance to win a share of £90,000 in equity-free seed funding.

  • First place: £30,000 plus mentoring from business experts and a fully funded intern
  • Second place: £20,000 plus mentoring from business experts and a fully funded intern
  • There will also be a number of smaller prizes available at the final

The University of Bath is able to put forward one entrant for the Programme – could it be you?

All entrants are required to meet with Remy Foucher, Santander Universities Relationship Manager, on Friday 6 March between 3pm and 5pm – please email us to confirm your attendance.

Eligibility

Check if you meet the criteria for entry


  • You must be a student or graduate (within the past three years) from the University of Bath
  • You must attend all dates of the programme
  • Your business must already be promoting, making sales or gaining users
  • Your business must have been trading for no more than 18 months
  • You must not have exceeded £250,000 total in funding or investments from any source

Please note:

All entrants are required to meet with Remy Foucher, Santander Universities Relationship Manager, on Friday 6 March between 3pm and 5pm.

The University also requires the successful entrant to contribute to blogs and social media for the Department of Development & Alumni Relations.

11 March

University of Bath applications close


Get your application to us by 5pm on this date to be considered as the University's entrant for the Programme.


26 March

Nationwide applications close


We will support our successful applicant to complete the official entry form by this date.


28 May

Launch day


The Launch day event in Leicester will give you a chance to meet your peers and participate in a number of sessions designed to support your business.

Last year's event included sessions covering topics such as investment readiness, getting to grips with data, and customer-focused marketing.


May - September

Sporting Edge Performance Zone


Santander have partnered with Sporting Edge to provide you with exclusive, on-demand access to their Performance Zone library.

Their inspiring content will help you to explore powerful stories and insights from the world’s smartest thinkers and elite performers, in which you’ll discover game-changing solutions to your biggest business challenges.


July

Accelerator


The Accelerator is aimed to give you a unique educational experience led by a series of innovative businesses and speakers, delivering content sessions, panel discussions and keynote speeches to help you understand how to get the most from your business.

There will also be a pitch training session to help prepare you for the pitching event in September, as well as any future pitches.


28-29 September

Final, London


The Programme will culminate in a two-day national final held at Wembley.

Businesses in the Programme will pitch across two days to be crowned the 2020 winner.

Apply by 5pm on 11 March

Apply here