Nov 12

Oxford Emerge Pitch Competition

This November, Emerge will once again be hosted by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Emerge is a social innovation conference all about ‘what’s next’: the big ideas disrupting and challenging unjust systems and practices.
It brings together a community of those who are driving transformational social change, and those who want to get involved. At Emerge, you can explore new ideas, dig deeper into issues alongside experts, build skills, and immerse yourself in the innovations which are redefining our world.
Finalists of the Emerge Pitch Competition will have the chance to practice their pitch with experts in the field before the event. These expert mentors will help finalists fine-tune their presentations in preparation for the competition held on Sunday, 12 November at Emerge.
Winners of the pitch competition will receive prizes designed to help them grow their ventures. Both the judge’s choice and audience’s choice will win a greenhouse day with Mustard Seed in London and be connected to relevant members of the Mustard Seed network. The Skoll Centre is offering a cash prize of up to £2,500 to the winning enterprise.

When:   Sunday, November 12th, from 10:15am – 11:45am
Where: Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP  
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Tickets: In order to attend, please purchase your Emerge 2017 ticket in advance! (Each final pitching team will also receive two free Sunday Emerge tickets) 
Join us live on Twitter: #MSeedPitch@MSeedImpact, #Emerge17@EmergeConf 

An Impactful 2-Day Programme

Emerge is the event for people who are committed to redefining the world in which we live. Each year, Emerge brings together students, young professionals, entrepreneurs, organisations and activists from across the globe to challenge the status quo, and share ideas for a more socially and environmentally responsible world. Emerge is all about ‘what’s next’: the big ideas, the future leaders, trends and key players. The diversity of topics and attendees means there is something for everyone – whether you’re looking for an introduction to the social impact sphere, or want to gain deeper insights and connections within your sector.
If you’re not pitching, you’ll get to vote alongside the judges, so don’t miss the action! 
In order to attend, please purchase your Emerge 2017 ticket in advance.

We are keen to hear your ideas!

Submissions will close at noon on Monday, October 16
Finalist will be required to participate in a pitch practice session with mentors on 30 October in Oxford, and must also attend a mandatory pre-competition briefing from 9:30am on Sunday, 12 November. 
Head to the Emerge website to apply for this pitch competition – Good luck!