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Finalists announced for UK’s top University-led student start-up competition

Entrepreneurial students and recent graduates from across The University of Manchester took part in the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre’s annual business start-up competition and applied to win a slice of the Venture Further 2021 £75,000 prize fund to turn their innovative business ideas into reality.

The initial shortlisting of finalists across each of the five competition categories - Environment, Healthcare, Services, Social, and Technology - has been completed.

In a bid to show that they have a viable business start-up with a credible implementation plan, finalists were invited to pitch their idea to a panel of judges consisting of senior staff from The University of Manchester, distinguished alumni, competition partners, and a selection of industry experts.

Winners and runners-up will be announced on Wednesday, 5 May at the annual celebratory event that will be streamed online.

We would also like to thank our partners IBM, Slalom and Vita Student for sponsoring the event.

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