Santander X Awards 2022

Enterprise Nation has partnered with Santander X to help people launch or accelerate their startups through the Santander X UK Awards 2022.

Entrepreneurs can enter their innovative businesses and win a range of exclusive prizes, including mentoring, start-up support and £15,000 to launch an innovative business or £20,000 to accelerate one.

Over six weeks, participants benefit from:

  • Expert-led masterclasses to kick-off or scale your startup.
  • One-to-one support with mentors and advisers.
  • Pitch practice sessions to help you win the competition.
  • Networking with fellow entrepreneurs from across the UK.

Eligibility

Your business must be based in the UK and meet the following criteria (depending on which category you enter).

Launch

Your business must:

  • Be disruptive and innovative, with the ability to scale.
  • Be linked to a UK university (at least one team member must be a current student or employee, a graduate of the last five years (since 2017), or an entrepreneur from a university incubator, accelerator or spin-out).
  • Be preparing to go to market.
  • Have a team of two people or more (if you are a solo founder this can include advisors/board members and/or full/part-time staff).
  • Have a minimum viable product.

Accelerate

Your business must:

  • Be disruptive and innovative, with the ability to scale.
  • Be incorporated and registered as a UK company.
  • Be linked to a UK university (at least one team member must be a current student or employee, a graduate of the last five years (since 2017), or an entrepreneur from a university incubator, accelerator or spin-out).

Your business must also meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Have a product and/or service already in the market with an annual sales revenue of £250,000 or less.
  • Have raised seed funding of between £50,000 and £850,000.
  • Have two to 25 full-time employees (this can include your founding team).

Applications close on Wednesday 28 September 2022.

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