Churchill College Enterprise

Capturing the spirit of Churchill's intent to produce the leaders of the future

'Pitch to Win' Competition 2018

Churchill College Enterprise

Capturing the spirit of Churchill's intent to produce the leaders of the future

'Pitch to Win' Competition 2018


In 2015 Churchill College launched the Churchill Enterprise Competition to help identify and support the best business ideas of current Churchill students and alumni.

The winning entry was awarded £1000 and business mentoring from a panel of entreprenurially successul Churchill alumni.

Churchill College Enterprise, led by alumnus Simon Jones has now launched a new programme of events designed to offer a broader approach to developing and supporting the entrepreneurial skills of current students and alumni. 

"For those who want to 'make things better', having a great idea is just the beginning. To really make an impact, you need to be able to communicate your idea, persuade people to help you, plan and organise your project...and much more. And this is where Churchill Enterprise can help you. We want to help you develope the skills needed to make sure your ideas are developed into solutions to help make a better world — whether you choose to go on to start your own business, work for an existing business, or be involved in not-for-profit organisations"

Dr Tim Minshall (Dr John C Taylor Professor of Innovation)

Churchill College Enterprise Events

The programme includes training, mentoring and competition opportunities to help act as a springboard to competitions such as those run by Cambridge University Enterprise (CUE) and other groups in the University. 

Recent events

15 November 2017: ‘Learn to Pitch Perfectly’ – a free pitching workshop for Churchill students and alumni.

Pitching Robot

A free hands-on workshop with practical coaching led by experienced alumni entrepreneurs.

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29 January 2018: Churchill Enterprise 'Pitch to Win' Competition for Churchill students and alumni

Enterprise Competition

At least three £100 prizes will be awarded for the best pitches, judged by a panel of experienced alumni entrepreneurs.

Find out more

Churchill Business Network events

We are also seeking to engage and connect with our talented alumni through the launch of the Churchill Business Network — a new initiative to bring together alumni working in business in its broadest sense, including entrepreneurs, those in fintech, financial services, and the corporate sector generally.

There will be two or three meetings of the network per year, normally in London, with a speaker who is an alumnus/a or current Churchill Fellow with an interesting insight into new economic or technological opportunities.

Please contact the Development Office if you would like to join the Network or get involved in mentoring current students or alumni who would like to build their entrepreneurial skills.

Upcoming events

Contact the Development Office

Meet the team

Simon Jones

Meet competition judge Simon

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Professor Tim Minshall

Meet competition judge Tim

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Paul Higgins

Meet competition judge Paul

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Valerie Joliffe

Meet competition judge Valerie

Meet Valerie
Alan Platt

Meet competition judge Valerie

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Brian Moyo

Meet competition judge Brian

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Ron Sandford

Meet competition judge Ron

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Harry Bullivant

Meet competition judge Harry

Meet Harry
Philip Hilton

Meet competition judge Philip

Meet Philip

Useful links

The University Enterprise Network

This website provides the best overview of everything to do with enterprise across Cambridge University.

The University Enterprise Network

Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE)

Find out more about the activities run by the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs including their prestigious £1K and £5K competitions.

Cambridge University Entrepreneurs

Churchill College Engineering Society (ChuEng)

Churchill College Engineering Society (or ChuEng for short) is an academic and social hub for the engineering community of Churchill, from Undergrads to Fellows. We run events, talks, and socials throughout the year as well as showcasing the engineering talent of the college both past and present.

Churchill College Engineering Society