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Student Entrepreneur Awards

First impressions count - tips for making a great video

Stage one of the Student Entrepreneur Awards competition is to submit a two minute video. This is an important opportunity for the students to present themselves as well as their idea. Remember, the judges are the people who can help them turn their idea into a business. It’s important that students provide key information about their business idea. The clearer the information, the easier it is for the judges to identify the entries with real commercial potential.

How to sell the business idea to the judges

Be passionate about the idea

The judges are interested in the people as well as the idea.

Be impactful and clear

With two minutes to tell the full story, clearly define the proposition in the first 30 seconds.

Stage one - Submit a two-minute video

This is a vital component of the application process, the video will be referenced throughout each stage of the competition.

Video requirements

  1. Clearly defines the business proposition/business idea
  2. Explains the problem it solves and how it works
  3. Highlights how the idea is innovative 
  4. Identifies the target customer and explains why they would buy it
  5. Highlights the idea’s export potential

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How to Enter

Discover the Path: Access the complete guide on entering and succeeding – Explore our Brochure here. 

Stage 1

Students create a two minute video that showcases their great ideas, highlighting commercial and export potential. The videos are submitted via an online entry form.

Stage 2

The top 50 entries are shortlisted and asked to submit a business plan.

Stage 3

Ten projects go forward to the final where they present their ideas to the judging panel. This session concludes with the Student Entrepreneur Awards ceremony.


Please check out the competition timeline below

January - March

Call for video applications

March - April

Competition closes and entries evaluated


Top 50 submit a business plan


Top 10 finalists announced


Awards and winners announced 

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