Anthony Silver, the former President of the LSE SU Entrepreneurs incumbent 'Pitch It!' business planning competition has decided to take his business planning competition a step further to start ESS. It all started after the initial success of 'Pitch It!' and feedbacks began to roll in, some of it stated the obvious need of a platform that can close the gap between student entrepreneurs and investors.
After realising that many aspiring entrepreneurs could benefit from the Pitch It! competition to receive prizes that would help them start up their businesses, an opportunity for student entrepreneurs to pitch their businesses to select angel investors and venture capital firms.
Anthony then partnered with Bjoern, becoming Co-Presidents, who together started building an executive team and continued to mould the concept. The brand image, including the name 'European Student Startups', was then created in a joint committee effort, lead by Nagehan and Riccardo. Further development of all aspects of the competition also came from Faisal and Veronika.
He also partnered with the continent's best university entrepreneurial societies to access a much wider pool of applicants, European Student Startups is set to be a very unique event and a fantastic opportunity for young entrepreneurs looking to start up their businesses.
There will be three rounds where entrepreneurs will pitch their businesses to a board of investors and those that make it to the last round will then have fantastic opportunities to start up their enterprises.
European Student Startups is Europe's first Venture Capital Competition exclusively for students. It is hosted in London, UK and sponsored by the London School of Economics Entrepreneurs Society.
Apply NOW: Deadline is January 27th, 2012.