Battle of the Colleges 2014

Sunday, 9th February 2014, 1pm – 5pm, Pendle Rooms (Pendle Bar)

Want to win the title and trophy for being the most enterprising college while developing some job winning skills and learn some of the fundamentals of business?
Want to represent Lancaster at a national competition that will look great on your CV?

Then, pick a team and book your place now on TARGETConnect!

Battle of the Colleges is an inter-college pitching competition open to everyone who wants to meet new people, support their college and gain valuable employability skills, such as team work, presentation skills, self-confidence, commercial awareness, and self-motivation. Last year many students came dressed to impress!

“Flux was challenging, stressful and tiring: however, it was the most amazing and fun experience that I would DEFINITELY do again!”.

What will you compete on? You will have 90 minutes to work on a business idea with your team and deliver a pitch to a panel of business minded staff, alumni and local entrepreneurs!

Free lunch is provided and you will have amazing networking opportunities.

But, it doesn’t stop there!

Other than being awarded as the most enterprising college for your college, the winning team will then represent Lancaster University at the National FLUX competition on 1st and 2nd April 2014 with the chance to WIN £500 CASH. FLUX is the largest national competition for the UK’s hottest young business brains.

The competition has seen over 30,000 students take part from over 100 universities.  You will meet top-class recruiters and definitely enhance your CV!

Get your team and book you place on TARGETConnect now!
You know your college is best, now prove it!

Download flyer here: BATTLE OF COLLEGES – A4 poster

Tech Strategy Board opens competition to find UK’s most “digitally innovative” start-ups

A national competition giving digital start-ups the chance to win a share of £225,000 funding and work with some of the country’s leading brands has launched today.

Hosted by IC Tomorrow, a division of the government’s Technology Strategy Board, the “Digital Innovation Contest: Cross Sector Exploration” aims to support the development of early-stage businesses with new ideas to grow the digital industry.

Made up of nine challenges across three themes; retail, events and analytics, the competition invites entrants to provide creative solutions for a range of real-life digital strategies.

The nine winning businesses will be awarded up to £25,000 each and will be granted the opportunity to partner with major companies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, SYCO Entertainment, Procter & Gamble, and Argos, to help implement their business models.

The competition will run in London with the finale held in April.

Matt Sansam, programme manager at IC tomorrow, said: “This competition is an exciting opportunity for start-ups looking to see their ideas come to life.

“Our main objective is to pair today’s burgeoning tech-talent with established businesses and organisations so they can share insights on adapting to, and making the most of, a continuously developing digital economy.”

Digital operations director of SYCO Entertainment, Jim Leedham, added:

“We believe that there is a real opportunity to build a product which can pick out and monitor potential talent in the plethora of digital content that is created every day – we can’t wait to see the results of this challenge!”

The deadline for entries is Wednesday 26 February, to find out more about the “Digital Innovation Contest” click here.