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Tigers on the hunt in Brighton

On 11 January, the Tiger’s Pen will be launching a special edition at University of Brighton, where Business Management BSc and International Business Management BSc  students will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges associated with The Tiger’s Pen, the Sussex Business Show, and the Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce.

The Sussex Business Show, part of Network Xpress, and founder, Sonny Cutting, has introduced ventures such as the Tiger’s Pen, to help start-ups scale up in business. The Tiger’s Pen offers more than just investment, with the Tigers also offering guidance, advice and wisdom from decades of experience. So far, the venture has helped several businesses flourish and grow far beyond their humble roots.

The Tigers, the majority of whom are entrepreneurs themselves, will listen carefully to the students’ business pitches and give individual, practical and realistic feedback about the students’ start-up ideas.

Students will work together in teams; to construct their own business start-up ideas. They will creatively develop their ideas using sound business reasoning including production costs, market research, market strategy, pricing, legal implications and so on. They then present their proposals to the panel of commercially experienced ‘Tigers’ who’ll sink their teeth into these new student projects.

Although no real funding is allocated at the event, this initiative simulates a situation in which students could find themselves during their future career. For example, where they would need to present an idea or solution to the senior management team of an organisation, to customers or to potential investors.

A few prizes are on offer to students who will pitch live at the event:

Best presentation – Who performed best as a group (with an on-the-day prize).
Best idea – Who had the best idea (this group will be showcased at the Sussex Business Show on May 5th with the chance to win up to £5,000 investment, mentoring and access to the wildcard prize).

Panel Judges include:
Sonny Cutting: Sussex Business Show
Amy Lishman – Brighton Chambers
Steve Rackley: Silicon Brighton
Sam Thomas – County Business Clubs
Flo Powell – Midnight Communications
Paul Britton: Britton and Law Solicitors
Nick Poyner: Rubix VT

Keep updated on our University Edition of The Tiger’s Pen by following the Sussex Business Show on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook / tag us and Share @SussexBizShow or visit the website.

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Clare Prust • January 5, 2022

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