March 2018

Entrepreneur boot camps

The NACUE Varsity Pitch Competition and 'Tata, Enabling Youth Entrepreneurship across Europe' programme empower young entrepreneurs across Europe

The Tata group is committed to promoting entrepreneurship among youth and providing them with nurturing environments and platforms that allow them to learn and gain in experience. In India, the group supports the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge, a joint initiative with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, to find India's most promising early stage social enterprises and create an ecosystem for social enterprise.

The group partners the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) in the United Kingdom to conduct the NACUE Varsity Pitch Competition. Each year, the three-stage competition sees inventive student entrepreneurs from across UK pitch their businesses and business ideas to an expert panel of judges for a prize of £10,000.

NACUE is also working with Team Academy (a sister organisation of Romania’s Entrepreneurship Academy) to host a series of events and discussions to improve startup ecosystems across Europe under the ‘Tata, Enabling Youth Entrepreneurship Across Europe’ umbrella.

Read more about the ‘Tata, Enabling Youth Entrepreneurship across Europe’ events and the NACUE Varsity Pitch Competition in the latest issue of Perspective

Euro mills
Europe's young talent is finding its voice in a host of forums, supported by government, universities, industry and the civil society
Putting young entrepreneurs through the mill
Some of UK’s brightest entrepreneurs competed in the 2017 NACUE Varsity Pitch final for a chance to win a £10,000 equity investment
Robotic physio wins varsity pitch
A robotic rehabilitation device that provides home physiotherapy, designed by Stephanie Hodgson and her Motus Innovations team, won the 2017 Varsity Pitch