Tata #VP2021 Finalist Bootcamp

The 2-day bootcamp of the Tata Varsity Pitch Competition 2021, powered by NACUE, took place on Monday 18th October and Tuesday 19th October 2021.

Throughout the course of the two days, our finalists took part in a series of workshops and mentoring sessions to develop their skills and move their businesses forward. Keep reading to find out more about what our finalists got up to each day.

Bootcamp Day One

On Day One of the Bootcamp, the finalists took part in four key sessions with industry experts on essential business skills. The day was held in partnership with The D Group, a senior leadership membership organisation, where finalists immersed themselves in the interactive sessions and were able to meet in person for the first time.

The day started off with a strategic leadership session hosted by Seumas Kerr CBE, Managing Director at The D Group. This was followed by a Business Marketing Skills and Development workshop from Marketing Director Robin Mackenzie and a Networking session led by The D Group. The afternoon was dedicated to an insightful pitch training led by David Trayford from WOW-Media. All finalists had the opportunity to receive valuable feedback on their business pitches to perfect them for the Grand Final.

Bootcamp Day Two

Day Two of the Bootcamp was hosted virtually, in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services. The finalists had the opportunity to meet with industry experts from seven different business areas in 25-minute one-to-one speed mentoring sessions to discuss key elements of their business and iterate their ideas. Mentors gave insight into their depth of knowledge in the fields of Marketing, HR, Finance, Tech, Innovation, Sustainability and more.

The Finalists

Please join us at our Grand Final taking place virtually on Thursday 11th November 2021 at 2pm to see the talent of these young entrepreneurs for yourself. Admittance is free, simply follow the link to register here.

Meet our fantastic finalists and see a snapshot of who they are below:

Genuine Innovation with Tata Consumer ProductsPhenUtest enables 30-minute testing for UTI-suspected samples, ensuring patients get the correct antibiotic at their first GP visit in a cost-effective way.

Creative & Design with Tata Consultancy ServicesXuonii is an accessories and home furnishing business which reinvents everyday products in a more practical and environmentally friendly way.

Digital & Technical with Jaguar Land RoverBeautiful Voice is an integrated digital health platform that delivers modern home rehabilitation with quantitative speech analysis while building a marketable database.

Ideas with Tata CommunicationsHydroGrow brings sustainable smart gardens into the kitchen, allowing you to efficiently grow tasty and organic plants all year long.

Tata Social Impact — The Washing Machine Project is dedicated to alleviating the burden of hand-washing clothes for low-income and displaced persons around the globe.

Tata Disruptive Business — Drill Surgeries develops medical devices powered through AI and tracking algorithms to eliminate the guesswork in surgeries.

Online People’s Vote — RIIVAL is an app that helps you find a sports partner based on your location, ability, and interests so you can quickly and easily set up a game.

NACUE would like to extend their grateful thanks for the successful 2-day bootcamp to our headline sponsor Tata, category sponsor Tata Consultancy Services and our partner, The D Group, as without their support the event wouldn’t have been possible.

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