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

Venture Catalyst Challenge

This year, Imperial’s flagship entrepreneurial competition is getting even bigger. Five tracks. Seven weeks. £80,000. All you need is ONE idea. Applications close on Sunday 20 January. Find out more about the programme, application support and participants stories.

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.

Imperial Business Pitch

The Imperial Business Pitch is a summer bootcamp for Imperial College Business School students to power-up their early stage business ideas with £500 grants, coaching, masterclasses and the chance to pitch to investors to win £5,000!

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!


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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