Apply for a programme to take your idea to the next level
Whether you’re just starting out, looking to scale or are a female-founder, we have a programme for you. Each of our programmes are specifically tailored to ensure you have the right support and inspiration you need to turn your idea into real world impact.

Our programmes

Idea Challenge

Have you ever had an idea you think would make a great business? Or are you working on something that could become a commercial success? Whether you’ve just scrawled something down on a post-it, or are selling your product or service to customers, Idea Challenge is the programme for you!

Venture Catalyst Challenge

The Venture Catalyst Challenge, powered by digital venture builder Blenheim Chalcot, supports deep science and early-stage tech startups founded by Imperial students.

WE Innovate

WE Innovate is Imperial’s flagship female entrepreneurship education programme designed to support the next generation of women entrepreneurs to accelerate their startups. The six-month programme supports female students, developing an early stage business idea, to advance their leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

Student Society Fund

The student society fund is a pot of £15,000 especially dedicated to Imperial’s clubs and societies who want to develop the entrepreneurship skills of their members. From Chemistry to Chess, Physics to Photosoc, or Materials to Magic, the fund is open to all societies and clubs across College.


Collab_ offers a unique opportunity for PhD and MRes students across the College to form teams, develop innovative business ideas and then pitch these to a VIP panel of guests for the chance to win £5,000.

Launch Weekend

Got an idea that you want to turn into a business, or want to use your skills to help someone who has? Then Launch Weekend is for you! Be inspired by our industry leading speakers and mentors, form a multi-skilled team from across the College, create something new and be in with the chance of winning big.

Our impact


Teams entered VCC 2018

Women Supported through WE Innovate 2018

Thousand pound total prize fund

Hours of business coaching

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