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Are you ready to play the game? Have you got what it takes to enter the Swan's Den?

The University of Lincoln Students’ Union in partnership with the University of Lincoln is eager to find the next big thing on campus.

We have up to a £5,000 grant to give away to someone who has what it takes to start up their own business. 

We want to invest our time and money into your business idea to help it really take off. By entering Swan’s Den you are able to develop your entrepreneurial skills and employability prospects. 

We’re looking for talented individuals who can handle the heat in the Den. You will need to pitch your idea to a panel of experts in order to get your hands on up to £5,000


Swan's Den dates

Round 1

Application deadline: 12pm on 31st October

Applicant day:  2nd November

Half-way pitch date: 16th November

Official pitch date:  6th December

Round 2

Application deadline: 12pm on 30th January 

Applicant day: 1st February

Half-way pitch date: 13th February 

Official pitch date: 7th March

Any questions please contact workready@lincolnsu.com


The Swan’s Den Process


Are you ready to start the game?

To apply for Swan’s Den, email workready@lincolnsu.com

We know that there are a lot of things to keep in mind when starting your business, especially when it comes to pitching your idea to a panel. That's why we have listed some useful considerations below that can help get your mind ticking if you're thinking of applying to enter the Swan's Den.

Click here to download our guide to help prepare you for your pitch


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