Thank you to our sponsors

Headline sponsor, Blenheim Chalcot


Blenheim Chalcot is the UK’s leading venture builder, specialising in building digital businesses that transform industries.

Founded in 1998, our portfolio currently has global revenue of over £400m, 3,200 employees and an equity valuation in excess of £1bn. To date we have incubated and launch 42 companies across sectors such as IT Services, FinTech, EdTech, Media and Sport.

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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Track sponsors

Amazon Robotics

AI & Robotics

Amazon Robotics is a wholly owned subsidiary of We empower a smarter, faster, more consistent customer experience through automation. Amazon Robotics automates fulfilment center operations using various methods of robotic technology including autonomous mobile robots, sophisticated control software, language perception, power management, computer vision, depth sensing, machine learning, object recognition, and semantic understanding of commands. Headquartered in the Boston area, Amazon Robotics is located in the epicenter of robotic innovation and has developed corporate and academic partnerships to support innovation throughout the robotics ecosystem, to bring cutting edge technology into the field faster.

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Santander Universities

Digital & Fintech

Santander Universities is the leading global supporter of higher education. We believe that universities are the cornerstone of modern civilisation, nurturing and producing the innovators, creatives and leaders of tomorrow.

Through the Universities programme we’re building on Santander UK’s purpose to help people and businesses prosper by providing funding and resources to help students and graduates start, run or scale a business. As such we are proud to be partnering with Imperial College London to support the Venture Catalyst Challenge 2020.


Energy & Environment

ABB is a leading global engineering company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by 144,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.

P&G Ventures

Health & Wellbeing

P&G Ventures is startup studio that is partnering externally to create new brands in new categories for P&G. We are in search of fast-moving consumables with consumer-noticeable superiority. P&G Ventures is in service of entrepreneurs, striving to bring together the best of P&G with the know-how, agility and speed of the entrepreneur or start-up.

Imperial College London

Creative & Consumer

Imperial College London is a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines. Located in the heart of London, Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges.

Prize sponsors


Moonshot Prize

AirAsia is a leading travel and financial platform company in Asia Pacific, providing air transport, travel and lifestyle services, as well as financial services. AirAsia started as a low-cost carrier with operations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, India and Japan, and has carried more than 600 million guests to over 150 destinations in its network across Asia, Australia, the Middle East and the US.

Recognised for its world-class service, the airline has been named Skytrax World’s Best Low-Cost Airline 11 years in a row from 2009 to 2019 and World Travel Awards World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for seven consecutive years from 2013 to 2019. AirAsia has since embarked on a transformation journey to become more than just an airline, with the inclusion of hotels, holidays, activities and online shopping on its travel and lifestyle platform, integrated logistics through Teleport and digital financial services via its money app, BigPay. Follow AirAsia on Facebook (AirAsia), Twitter (@AirAsia), Instagram (@airasia), YouTube (AirAsia), Weibo (@亚航之家) and WeChat (亚洲航空).


Social Impact Prize

At Grosvenor we have been creating and managing thriving places for people to live, work and visit for over three centuries. Supporting the Venture Catalyst Challenge’s Social Impact prize will help us accelerate innovative ways to deliver a positive and lasting legacy for the communities we are a part of, and underlines our commitment to collaborate with visionary thinkers driving solutions that tackle the big issues we face today.