Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

Applications for this year are closed. Follow Lootstrap on Facebook for updates on next year’s competition!

Award Amounts

  • £82,000 (approx. $105,500 USD)
    • Pre-revenue winner £20,000 (approx. $25,700 USD)
    • Pre-revenue runner up £10,000 (approx. $12,800 USD)
    • Post-revenue winner £25,000 (approx. $32,100 USD)
    • Post-revenue runner up £15,000 (approx. $19,300 USD)


  • Great Britain

Additional Benefits

Who Can Apply

  • Pre-revenue category: This is defined as a business focusing on ideation, discovery and business validation with minimal sales generated (if any).
  • Post-revenue category: This is defined as a business focusing on efficiency and scale with regular sales being generated.
  • Students or alumni who have officially graduated within 5 years of the date of submission from a Santander UK partner university
  • Legal UK residents
  • Businesses registered in the UK, if pre-revenue must have intention of registering in the UK
  • At least 18 years old
  • Students or alumni must own at least 50% of the business

Selection Criteria

  • Your customers
  • Your product and/or service
  • Your infrastructure and operations
  • Financial viability

Application Process

  • Written online application
  • Pitch video
  • 10 minute presentation followed by a 5 minute Q&A session


  • At least one team member must be available for all stages of the competition


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