European Student Startups is Europe's first Venture Capital Competition exclusively for students. Hosted by the London School of Economics Students' Union Entrepreneurs in partnership with many of the continent's top entrepreneurial student societies, the competition culminates in the Grand Final where the best entrepreneurs will pitch to an audience of experienced investors, looking to put their money into Europe's best new enterprises.
ESS brings together aspiring entrepreneurs with investors where business ideas are turned into reality. As a Europe-wide competition, European Student Startups will host ambitious and driven entrepreneurs from a variety of backgrounds who will have the chance to find the funding they need in order to start up their companies. It will also give investors the unique opportunity to invest in an exciting mass of new businesses in just one morning, at one location. Entrants will pitch to the investors through a three-stage process, with the finalists earning the opportunity to secure the investment they need to realise their business ideas.
European Student Startups encourages imagination, initiative, and innovation. The best of the best will compete to secure investment.