The 10-minute Pitch - For ILG and SUSA Applicants

Student Enterprise Hub

  • Thursday, 23/03/2023
  • 17:00 - 19:00
  • Catered

Student Enterprise Hub
Appleton Tower
11 Crichton Street
Edinburgh EH8 9LE

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If you are considering applying to the Startup Summer Accelerator (SUSA) or Inspire Launch Grow (ILG) we highly recommend that you attend this 10-minute pitching workshop.


This year we are pleased to offer a bespoke pitching workshop with master pitcher, Karis Gill. Karis is the co-founder of Social Stories Club and has won a number of pitching competitions including 65K at Scottish Edge. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from the best!


10-Minute Pitch and Inspire Launch Grow (ILG)

All applications will be reviewed by the shortlisting panel, made up of the Enterprise Services team. If you are shortlisted you will become an ILG 2023 finalist. As a finalist you will need to successfully communicate your startup and answer questions from the judges. 


A panel of expert judges from external organisations and businesses will listen to and evaluate your proposal. Each category will have its own judging panel made up of those with the most relevant experience.


This will be a closed ten-minute pitch (with no audience) and an additional ten minutes for questions from the judges. This closed ten-minute pitch will determine the winners of ILG.


5-Minute Pitch and Startup Summer Accelerator (SUSA)

This 12-week intensive learning and leadership programme is designed to get sustainable student businesses, with high growth potential, investment ready. 


You will receive £3,000 in funding for attending the accelerator so that you can learn and work full-time on your sustainable business idea over the summer.  


All written applications will be reviewed by the shortlisting panel, made up of the Enterprise Services team. Shortlisted

applicants will then progress to an interview stage. This interview will consist of a closed five-minute pitch (with no audience) and an additional five minutes for questions from the interview panel. If successful in the interview you will be allocated a place on the accelerator.


Remember it is never too early to start practicing and perfecting your pitch.


Should you have any questions please contact Christina at


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