Venture Catalyst Challenge 2022 Grand Final

Thursday 24 March, 6.30pm - 9pm, Great Hall, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London
After winning their tracks, five programme finalists pitch their ground-breaking innovations to win the Venture Catalyst Challenge £20,000 prize!

About this event


After three years the Venture Catalyst Challenge Grand Final is back in-person! Watch the Venture Catalyst Challenge’s final five teams pitch their ground-breaking ideas and innovations to industry-leading judges.

We will also be streaming the Grand Final Live! Register for a ticket and we’ll send out the link before the event starts.

The Grand Final follows an intense seven-week programme through which the 25 most innovative teams at Imperial have received masterclasses, business coaching, expert sessions and pitch training to take their venture from idea to investor ready. The finalists will be decided at Track Heats being held the week commencing the 14 March. The winner of each track will receive £10,000 and go on to compete in the Grand Final to be name VCC 2022 Grand Final winner and win a further £20,000.

Following the pitches and winners announcement there will be a networking reception where you can meet all 25 teams in this year’s cohort, innovators and entrepreneurs within the Imperial community and external experts in the startup world. 

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Great Hall 
Sherfield Building
South Kensington Campus
Imperial College London

The Tracks

AI & Robotics
Creative & Consumer
Digital & Finance
Energy & Environment
Health & Wellbeing

The Prizes

Grand Final Winner – £20,000
Track Winners – £10,000
Moonshot Prize – £10,000
 Social Impact Prize – £10,000

Introducing the finalists

AI & Robotics Track Winner
Delivering a 3-in-1 platform powered by AI to help food trading companies manage their quality control. 

Sow Foods
Creative & Consumer Track Winner 
Making fresh, healthy plant-based meat that is genuinely good for you. 

Digital & Finance Track Winner
The first platform that allows you to see and control what information your devices and services reveal about you.

Energy & Environment Track Winner
Developing novel bioplastic films derived from seaweed, with the potential to replace single-use flexible plastic packaging in both food and non-food applications. 

Health & Wellbeing Track Winner 
A breast health monitoring tool designed to help women look after their breasts with confidence. 

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