Opportunities for entrepreneurs.


​Here at the Centre we offer numerous opportunities to develop your entrepreneurial skills through our extensive series of events. ​However, we know that some students are continually looking for new ways to develop their skills and to take that next step. 

Below you will find a number of opportunities that are available to you as an entrepreneur from courses within Cardiff Met to external events and programmes. 

Checkout Scholarship​​ 

Checkout.com is offering a £1,000 scholarship to students attending a university in the UK during the 2016 – 2017 academic year. Applicants may be UK citizens or foreign nationals. Students interested in applying are required to write a 500-800 word essay on the following topics: Why are you interested in entrepreneurship? What idea do you have for a business? How do you intend to use the scholarship funds? Further details can be found here: https://www.checkout.com/scholarship/​

Virgin Media Business VOOM

Also know as Pitch to Rich, a great opportunity to pitch your business idea to leading entrepreneurs, including Richard Branson (in the final). There were not a huge number of entries in Cardiff last year, so this would be a great chance to take your idea to the next level.

Drop us a line if you need advice or support for your entry or your pitch.


Cardiff Start

Cardiff Start provides a series of events and a network for tech entrepreneurs in Cardiff and the surrounding areas. Their events range from Open Source Hackathons to talks from successful tech entrepreneurs. Take a look at their events calendar​ for full details on future events. If you would like to attend any please email us on entrepreneurship@cardiffmet.ac.uk


The Pitch
The Pitch is marketed as the UK's largest pitching competition. It's a great way to test out your business idea and get support and investment into your business.

They say...

Over the years The Pitch has helped thousands of small businesses grow, and in that time we’ve done a fair bit of growing ourselves!

Since starting as a pitching competition back in 2008 we’ve evolved into one of the UK’s most exciting small business programmes, geared up to educate, empower and enable entrepreneurs just like you to take your business to the next level.

How do we do this? We run an inspiring programme of activity both online and through our awesome live events, all designed to give you the skills, support and exposure you need to succeed. And the best part? It's all completely free!

See more at www.thepitch.co.uk


Ignite Cardiff

The tag line is inspire us, but make it quick. Go along to these TED style talks held at the Glee Club in Cardiff. Talks are free, but the tickets go quick!

See more at www.ignite.wales