Pitch and showcase events like these are the perfect opportunity for our students to share what they have been working on. We welcome a mix of mentors, investors, alumni and students from different departments at these events. We provide student teams with a budget to produce professional banners. We found that the combination of a showcase (startup market) and pitches allows for maximum engagements with the audience in different settings. The Engineers in Business prizes allowed us to give out prize money too, a welcome boost for our student entrepreneurs to accelerate their personal and professional growth.
Simon Hulme, Programme Director, MSc Entrepreneurship