This year's award ceremony will take place on 5th June at the University of Exeter, 5.30pm - 8.30pm.
 
Finalised agenda:
 

17:30   Guest arrival

​            Sparkling wine & canapes reception

​            People's Choice exhibition / Networking

18:30 ​  Buffet opens

19:00   Dessert served

19:15   Opening remarks by Simon Bond, SETsquared Innovation Director

19:20   Guest speaker: Phil Cameron, founder of No. 1 Traveller

19:40   ​Award 1 - Student Enterprise Champion

19:45   ​Award 2 - Best Student Enterprise Experience

19:50 ​​  Award 3 - Best Student Start Up

19:55 ​  Break

20:05 ​​  Award 4 - Business Mentor of the Year

20:10 ​  Award 5 - Best Social Enterprise

20:15 ​  Award 6 - Best Graduate Start Up

20:20 ​  Award 7 - People's Choice

20:25 ​  Closing remarks by Simon Bond, SETsquared Innovation Director

20:30 ​  Networking & bar ​

VIP Entrepreneur Speaker: Phil Cameron, founder of No. 1 Traveller

Phil Cameron, founder of No. 1 Travellor

Phil Cameron has worked in the aviation sector for several years, following a highly successful career in theatre, during which he produced eleven shows. He won an Olivier Award in London’s West End in 2005 and a Tony (the Broadway equivalent) in 2007. In 2003, he transferred his knowledge of branding, marketing and ticket sales to a start-up airline project, for which he achieved a CAA Operating License.  Off the back of this, he founded No.1 Traveller in 2006, having identified an opportunity to “deliver high-end experiences in the major and underserved airport market.”  Phil is an entrepreneur who has grown his business significantly in a challenging economic climate and is passionate about creating the best possible experiences for the travelling public.

No.1 Traveller provides a range of premium pre-flight services, from driveway to runway.  Anchored around a collection of award-winning lounges at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Edinburgh and Birmingham, products include: chauffeur-driven airport transfers, valet car parking, fast-track airport security, VIP Departure services, travel spas and an airside pod hotel. No.1 has a three-dimensional growth model, which allows it to develop stably but rapidly. This year, it has gone through a management buyout, supported by NVM Private Equity, and will welcome a million departing passengers.

How to Enter - this competition is now closed for entries. 
 
To enter, student teams must prepare a 60-second video which gives an overview of their venture. These must be clear, concise and as creative as possible. They should include relevant facts and figures, a product demo if appropriate and explain how you meet the award criteria. The full video guidance is given below in the Resources section.
 
The entries are judged by the SETsquared management team and also five external judges who will be seasoned professionals from the investment and business community. Each award has a set of criteria and you can access the criteria for each award in the Resources section below.
The award categories are:
  • Best Graduate Start Up – best start-up from an alumni, post graduate or post doc
  • Best Student Start Up – best start-up from an undergraduate student
  • Best Social Enterprise Project – projects which have been developed to have social rather than economic impact and are often part of the universities' SIFE activities
  • Best Student Enterprise Experience – best project developed to engage and promote the entrepreneurial spirit of its students
  • Business Mentor of the Year – individuals who have supported a SETsquared student/student group to carry out enterprising activity at their university
  • Student Enterprise Champion – students who have made an outstanding contribution to enterprise which has significantly impacted on the success of their respective Enterprise Society
  • People's Choice – voted for on the night of the awards by the audience for the best start-up from the Graduate, Start-up and Social Enterprise category

If you are student entrepreneur from one of the SETsquared universities - Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton or Surrey - and would be interested in being put forward for one of these awards, please contact your local student enterprise representative and they will work with you to prepare your entry and will be able to provide the link to the online entry form.

Closing date for entries: 2nd May 2014.