Startup Weekly: Elevator Pitch competition deadline extension, new co-working space

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Here’s your weekly round up of startup competitions, awards, co-working space and accelerator news.

Elevator Pitch deadline extension

Due to the large volume of submissions received, Tech City News has decided to extend the deadline for this year’s Elevator Pitch competition.

The Elevator Pitch competition seeks to teach startups to promote their company in the most effective way, whilst giving finalists the chance to gain coverage of Tech City News.

Startups now have until midnight on 7th April to submit their application.

New co-working space

Central Working has announced the opening of a new workspace location in London’s Paddington. Opening in May, this is the seventh Central Working club and the sixth in London.

The space will occupy the ground floor of 2 Kingdom St, which is part of British Land’s Paddington Central office campus.

Blockchain Pitch event

Digital Catapult held a Blockchain Pitch Off event in Central London on 30th March, which saw a number of startups pitch their blockchain-based products and services.

If you’re interested in blockchain technology, make sure that you subscribe to receive your free copy of Tech City News’ print magazine.

Stanford’s Ignite returns to London

Stanford Graduate School of Business is calling for applications for it’s 10-week part-time programme. The deadline is 2nd June.

Commencing in September, the scheme, which is hoping to attract the brightest STEM entrepreneurs in Britain, will be taught by many of the same professors who teach at the university’s MBA programme.

Bethany Coates, assistant dean of global innovation programmes at Stanford Graduate School of Business, said: “We are excited to build upon last year’s success and continue to work with talented and driven individuals from the UK, a country with exceptional levels of success in the fields of science, technology and innovation.

“The UK has momentum as a global hub of entrepreneurialism, with exciting sectors such as FinTech, the sharing economy and CleanTech continuing to thrive. It’s a compelling time of progress and change in the UK entrepreneurial space and we are delighted to be a part of it,” she added.

Accelerator for teens

Young Founders has announced its expansion to Newcastle and is now accepting applications from 16-18-year-olds to join its cohort in the northern city and London.

The two-week programme will follow the accelerator model and give the most creative, interesting and ambitious applicants access to inspiring talks and mentors.