The Venture Catalyst Challenge enables Imperial students and alumni, within three years of graduation, to develop an innovative idea for commercialisation.
If you have created something as part of your coursework, have an idea that spins out of your research, or have a project you’ve been messing around with on weekends, then the VCC is for you!
Participating in the VCC is your opportunity to turn your innovative idea into a tangible product. Scroll down to find out more about the programme and see what previous participants are up to now.
Applications for the Venture Catalyst Challenge 2019 are now closed. Applications for VCC 2020 will open in early December 2019.
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Meet previous VCC participants
Capta are developing a low-cost, smart diagnostic tool for diagnosing parasitic worms.
VUI Diagnostics are developing a technology to provide simple, affordable and accurate retinal imaging to help address avoidable ...
Naviga is developing a new intuitive controller for prostheses to improve their practicality and functionality.
Jelly Drops have created hydrating treats that enable people with dementia to hydrate more often and independently.
hydroCotton are growing radically sustainable cotton to help the fashion industry clean up the word’s dirtiest crop.
Breathe Batteries are making charging faster and safer with state-of-the-art control software that uses adaptive algorithms which ...
ApTap is a software plugin that allows end users to organise recurring payments and automatically compares bills to deals on the market.
Skipping Rocks Lab have developed natural packaging made from seaweed. These materials are designed to be home compostable and serve as
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Blenheim Chalcot is the UK’s leading venture builder, specialising in building digital businesses that transform industries.
Founded in 1998, it has portfolio sales of over £350m, 3,000 employees, and a successful track record of launching over 40 companies across sectors such as IT services and outsourcing, education, software, financial services, sport and media.
For its ventures, Blenheim Chalcot brings more than just investment; it supports businesses from inception to exit through venture building services, such as shared offices, IT, finance, legal and marketing. It also connects ventures with its global networks. The partners at Blenheim Chalcot have held senior roles at Google, Monitor and Capital One and are highly engaged with portfolio companies on a daily basis.
Blenheim Chalcot’s mission is to turn ventures into impactful and profitable companies with sustainable business models – “building gazelles, not chasing unicorns”.
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