Submissions close: 15th of February, 12 AM (GMT)

What? 🔥

Competition time! Do you have a business or a business idea that is going to be huge one day? There is your first win! Step 2: come and pitch it! We offer you a chance to win cash prizes! £ £ Network with amazing students and judges and put your business or business idea in front of a bigger audience.

Why? 🦄

Startup Games is the only competition at the University of Birmingham that gives students a possibility to win a cash prize to further grow their businesses or make their business idea a reality. This is going to be the 5th edition of our pitching contest and this year we are back with a more advanced format, high-level judging panel, (no free pizza this year 😢)!

How does it work? 🔭

There are 2 categories available - a registered business (including sole traders) and a business idea. Enter here for the Games by filling out the application form. This is the Round 1 of the games. Your application form will be judged by the Startup Society committee and the B-Enterprising team. We will be selecting 6 finalists per category. If you are successful, you will be invited to the pitching contest - WELCOME TO THE GAMES!

What's in it for me? 💸

Prizes: Cash Prizes and MENTORSHIP from experienced professionals, we are working together with VCs, Startups, and an accerlator program to make this happen. Stay tuned for more details!

See last year events Click here!

Who? 🦈

Everybody who is a student of the University of Birmingham and Keele University is welcome to participate! No other requirements.

When? ⏳

The deadline to submit your applications is the 9th of February 2021 at 00:00. We will let you know if you have made it to the Games by the 15th of February 2021. The final will take place on the 15th of March.

Our Collaborators

UoB Dubai Campus: Innovator's Hub

The Innovator’s Hub (IH) is a business and entrepreneurship society that aims to encourage students to experience and participate in various business and career opportunities to widen their networks and gain knowledge in enterprise, consulting, startups, and other corporate fields. Our events promote career opportunities and insight into how to enter different industries or start up a business through workshops, Q&As and presentations with guest speakers from all around the world.

Keele University: Entrepreneur Society

Keele Entrepreneur Society based at Keele University, Staffordshire is a society for anyone with an enthusiasm for business and networking. You don’t already need to be an entrepreneur you may just have an idea in your head and you want help to get it up and running. We host workshops, speaker events and networking events along with working closely with the Smart Innovation Hub on campus to make sure you are getting all the help you could need. To keep up to date with all that’s going on make sure you follow us on Instagram @keele_entrepreneurs And sign up to the society for FREE

Our Sponsors & Partners

So… what do I do?

All you need to do is share your awesome business/idea with us by filling out the application form and wait - the rest is on us!
If you're an entrepreneur, you've probably already clicked the button above and filled out the application form. If you're still hesitating, let us give you a couple of good reasons why you should apply (the list is actually endless):
  • You will practice pitching and communicating your ideas in a concise and professional manner.
  • You will get to compete and network with the brightest entrepreneurial minds at UoB.
  • You will have a chance to win few hundred pounds, and mentorship from experienced experts!
  • You will meet judges from all around the UK with expertise in a whole variety of industries and areas related to startups and entrepreneurship.
You see where we're going with this? We can go on forever but instead you could just apply and see for yourself!
If you have any questions, we would be more than happy to talk with you at one of our events, over email ([email protected]) or Facebook Messenger.

The Judges

✨ Our amazing judges are here ✨

Miruna Chipara

VC Investment Analyst @ Creator Fund

Adrian Burden

Tech. entrepreneur, author & speaker

Steve Page

CEO @ Mobile Commerce Ltd.

Jack Hughes


Ezrin Raja

Coming soon

Tahlia Grey

Founder of Sheer Chemistry

Michael Lewis

PE/VC Advisor, Professor @ UoB

Shahbaz Khokhar

Property Trader, Ecommerce, Digital Marketer

Leila Green

Enterprise Advisor

Ahmad Bhatti

Birmingham Business School Academic

Agenda of the Finals 15th of March

Time Event
13:30 - 14:00 Judges' Arrival & Registration
14:00 - 14:15 Opening Remarks
14:15 = 14:45 Pitch 1-3 of Each Category
14:45 - 15:00 Networking / Break
15:00 - 15:35 Pitch 3-6 & Closing of Finals
15:35 – 16:00 Networking
16:00 – 16:15 Announce Winners & Close Up