Venture Crawl is the day when the entrepreneurial ecosystem meets the talent nurtured by universities. We have seen the event grow year on year and are incredibly proud the collaboration that makes this event one of the highlights of the year.  

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic Venture Crawl 2022 is going to look different - we’re going digital!  

On Wednesday 9th March 2021 Venture Crawl will be live and online where students will have the opportunity to hear from the most entrepreneurial places, companies and people, this time all from the comfort of their own homes.


Students will now have access to an amazing interactive map filled with content from entrepreneurial hotspots around the world, as well as a programme filled with live sessions for them to join and our coveted pitch competition in which ten universities will compete for the ultimate pitch champion title. 

We’d love for your university to join us!  

Everything You Need to Know

How much does it cost?

Venture Crawl online is free for your university to join. Staff from founding Venture Crawl London universities work behind the scenes to get it set up so enterprising students around the world can have access to great entrepreneurial content and connect with other. All you have to do in return is provide a minimum of 1 hours worth of content to add to the map and/or live programme. Instructions on how to send your content to us to confirm your place will be emailed to you when you register your university.

What will the day look like?

The agenda for the day will be: 9:00 - 9:30 - Welcome and Keynote Speaker 9:30 - 13:00 - Venture Crawl Map and Live Programme 13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch and Networking 14:00 - 18:00 - Exploring the Map and Live Programme Continue 18:00 - 20:00 - Live Pitch Off! One of the advantages of Venture Crawl Online is that students can dip in and out of sessions throughout the day or stay from start to finish!

What kind of content would we need to contribute?

We’re looking for content to add to the Venture Crawl map that students can navigate around throughout the day, tailoring their experience to their specific interests. All content on The Map will be pre-recorded and can be sessions you’ve previously recorded or content that you would like to produce between now and the event. The Live Programme are opportunities for you to offer live webinars on a particular topic. We have six themes that the content should be linked to: The Start Up Journey Sustainability Acceleration and Investment Social Enterprise and Impact Digital and technology Entrepreneurial Skills The values of Venture Crawl are incredibly important to us and we are therefore looking for content that: Work in collaboration with partners from the Entrepreneurial Eco System We may not be able to visit them in person this year, but Venture Crawl is all about the students getting an insight into the eco system. In the past we have visited Google, Octopus Ventures, Plexal, WeWork to name a few… so who can you work with? Co-working spaces, accelerators, investment houses, corporates known for innovation, join forces with another university to create something – the options are endless! Are JEDIs We are committed to Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and want to ensure this is embedded across the sessions for Venture Crawl this year. The Entrepreneurial landscape is vast – let’s make sure we represent this. Will be fun and engaging The students have enough lectures. Let’s make sure our sessions stand out as much as possible! You can design your session however you’d like but some formats that may work well could be: Panels Masterclasses Demos/tours of spaces (*only where this can be done safely and in line with government guidelines!) Interviews Some great examples from last year are:

How does the pitch competition work?

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