Santander X UK Awards 2022: Enter your innovative business and win mentoring, support and a share of £150,000

Santander X UK Awards 2022: Enter your innovative business and win mentoring, support and a share of £150,000

Posted: Fri 2nd Sep 2022

Enterprise Nation is excited to share details of its latest competition. In partnership with Santander, we're running the Santander X UK Awards for 2022.

First launched in 2011, the Santander X UK Awards are one of the nation's largest student and graduate business pitching competitions. To date, they have given start-ups and small businesses more than £600,000.

This year's programme has two categories:

  • Launch (for new businesses)

  • Accelerate (for growing businesses)

Innovative businesses can enter to win a range of exclusive prizes, including mentoring, start-up support and a share of £150,000 in funding.

Shortlisted businesses will have access to an intensive six-week programme of in-person and online training and the chance to pitch to a high-profile judging panel at the national final in London.

Small businesses taking part will join an online six-week training programme that ends with a pitching competition. There, the businesses will have the chance to win up to £15,000 to launch their idea or £20,000 to accelerate their existing business.

The programme includes:

  • expert-led masterclasses to kick off or scale start-ups

  • one-to-one support with mentors and advisers

  • pitching practice sessions to support participants in winning the competition

  • networking with like-minded entrepreneurs

The competition's total prize fund is £150,000. Winning businesses will automatically progress to the Santander X Global Award to compete against fellow entrepreneurs from across the world.


Santander X UK Awards 2022: Win a share of £150,000 in funding

Find out more about the awards and apply

Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Led by founder, Emma Jones CBE, Enterprise Nation connects you to the resources and expertise to help you succeed.

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