What's your idea?

  • All-Innovate
10 January, 2019

Got a great business idea that you’d like to pitch? Oriel College is participating in the inaugural All-Innovate Idea Competition, which takes place this January and February.

Organised by The Oxford Foundry, the competition invites students from all disciplines to pitch their best entrepreneurial idea for the chance to win a grand prize of £10,000 and two runner-up prizes of £5,000 each.

How to Enter

To apply, complete the online form here.

Applications will close at midnight 17 February.

If you would like guidance on how best to develop your idea, The Oxford Foundry offers a series of free workshops designed to help with early stage idea development and to build on your business skills.

You can find details of the workshops and sign-up links here.

Visit the All-Innovate website here.

Competition Process

Following the deadline, Oriel College will shortlist two applications to submit to The Oxford Foundry, who will then select 20 teams from all entries to attend a one-day boot camp on 23 February. During this, all teams will pitch to a panel of judges and receive constructive feedback and advice. From this event, ten teams will be selected to pitch at the final All-Innovate competition on 28 February. The three winning teams will be invited to attend a five-day boot camp in June, where they will receive valuable guidance on how to move their business forward.

Judging Criteria

Light bulb: does the idea capture the imagination?

Team:  diversity of team (gender and disciplines) will be looked on favourably

Quality of pitch: how effectively is your idea communicated? Are your slides engaging?

Impact: is the idea of benefit to society?

Validity of idea: strength of value proposition and business model


For queries about All-Innovate, please contact Yingying Jiang at: yingying.jiang@oriel.ox.ac.uk