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In the run up to Business Gateway’s Tayside Conference on Wednesday, 21st February, Business Gateway, Developing Young Workforce (DYW) and Elevator are hosting a video pitch competition, with a cash prize of £1,000.

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The competition is open to any primary or secondary school in Tayside.

We are setting you, the students of Tayside, an exciting challenge to come up with creative ideas to ensure young people have access to new experiences in school, to get them ready for the next stage of their lives.

We would like to hear how you would help boost motivation and inspire your school to help young people prepare for the world of work.

Do you have an idea to run a business within your school but need initial investment?

Do you love Art & Design but need new photography equipment to support future photographers?

Is your school in desperate need of new technology such as virtual reality goggles?

Do you want to hold an event with a motional speaker or hold a business breakfast?

Here’s how to apply to win £1000…

You can apply here

You will need:

  • To read our Frequently Asked Questions for full Terms and Conditions and what to include in your 1 minute video pitch.
  • To record a 60-second video pitch.
  • To upload this to Vimeo or YouTube.
  • Submit the link and your details here. (All video applications must be sent by 5pm on Monday, 5th February)

The 5 finalists will be announced by Wednesday, 7th February and will be required to extend their pitch to 2 minutes.

At Business Gateway’s Tayside Conference, on Wednesday 21st February, the 5 finalists will pitch live on stage for 2 minutes in front of an audience of 350 people. Our panel of industry experts will decide the winner which will be announced on the day.

The 5 finalists are competing to win a cash prize of £1,000, this money will be used make their idea a reality within their school.


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