VCC is Imperial College London's flagship science & technology pre-accelerator, which allows you to test the commercial viability of your idea, university project or research.

FINAL DEADLINE: 25TH JANUARY 2017 - APPLY NOW
"We're here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?" —Steve Jobs
Start making your dent today!
WHAT DO YOU GET FROM THE VCC?
Our goal is to ensure that you've tested your assumptions and achieved your milestones.
Win £10,000
The program culminates in our annual Showcase, at which we give out a cash prize to the winner!
1-2-1 Expert Advice
From top-class advisors and experts ranging from funding, legals, customer development & pitch training.
Workshops & Masterclasses
One evening a week, there will be targeted workshops & masterclasses from some of the best minds in London.
Professional Business Coaching
We want to make sure you're getting the most of the 6 weeks so your business coaches help with goals and milestones
Support post VCC
We're hear to make sure that we can help get your venture off the ground.
Pitch Simulation Training
We'll make sure your pitch perfect with training in our performance simulator
The Venture Catalyst Challenge is one of the flagship programs run by Imperial Enterprise Lab, Imperial's central hub and dedicated space where everyone has the opportunity to translate their ideas from science & technology into practice.




HOW CAN I APPLY?



You have created something as part of your coursework, an idea that spins out of your research or that you've been messing around with on weekends. You want to go one step beyond a score out of 100; to turn your innovation into a tangible impact in the world, a viable career in itself. For the last four years, Imperial postgrads, alumni and undergrads have gone through this program

Since its inception, participants have raised millions in proof-of concept funding. They have gone on to participate in accelerator programs, to sell everything from dental practice management software to DNA research engines for genetic experimentation.

Very few started the VCC with anything more than a team and an idea.


"We're here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?" —Steve Jobs
Start making your dent today!
6
Weeks
You will have a series of workshops, professional business coaching and 1-2-1 with expert advisors
60+
Experts
You meet distinguished professionals to discuss topics that you've learnt in the workshop to ensure practical use
400 people
Showcase
Showcase your project in front influencers and creators

Keep up to date with VCC deadlines, teams and showcase

VCC TIMELINE
Applications open
13th December 2016
VCC Early Deadline
13th January 2017 - get feedback and have a chance to re-apply
Final Deadline
25th January 2017
Launch of program
4th February 2017
Eligibility

At least one of the VCC team members must be a current student, staff or Alumni from Imperial College London.
The Enterprise Lab takes no equity for this program.


Still got a question?

Email Nikita Thakrar: n.thakrar@imperial.ac.uk

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