The E Club Pitching Competition!

As part of the E Club's 10th birthday celebration we will be running a pitching competition with a total of £8,000 in prize money! The competition is generously sponsored by Grant Property and Santander Bank.

About the competition

The competition will be split into two streams: one for business ideas in any sector and a second for digital business ideas. For each of the two streams, six finalists will be invited to pitch their business at the E Club festival, our 10th birthday celebration event that will be held on the 2nd March.

Each finalist will be given five minutes to pitch their idea and then have five minutes to answer questions from the judging panel. After the pitches, the judges will deliberate and make their decision: the winners and runners up will be announced at the awards ceremony in the evening.

Deadline for applications: 6pm, 16th February
Pitching final: 2nd March

All sectors competition: £5,000 total prize fund

  • 1st prize = £3,000
  • Two runners up = £1,000 each

Digital competition: £3,000 total prize fund

  • 1st prize = £1,500
  • Two runners up = £750 each


To enter the competition, you must be a student (undergraduate and postgraduate) or recent alumnus (within the last two years) of the University of Edinburgh; students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. If you are selected for the final, you must be able to attend the pitching competition in person on 2nd March.

Each person can only enter one of the streams: either the digital or the all sectors competition. The digital competition includes any business with a digital angle including web based services and products, software, apps, digital media and more. If you are unsure which stream to enter, email Jo Young at well in advance of the competition deadline.


To enter the E Club pitching competition, apply online »