IESE has partnered with Mustard Seed to host a venture pitching competition at DGDW for the past few years. Mustard Seed is a London-based investor in lock-step early-stage ventures and is seeking talented entrepreneurs who are committed to solving large societal issues.
Teams from top European Business Schools and Coworking Spaces will submit their pitches for a for-profit social enterprise. The top 8 teams will get to pitch their idea at the conference to a panel of judges and a chance to win a trip to the Mustard Seed office in London, for a business plan workshop.
Mustard Seed welcomes submissions from ventures ranging from concept to early-growth stage. Please prepare submission materials (a deck or 2 minute video) that answer the questions below.
• What social/environmental problem are you solving and how?
• Why are you the right team to solve this problem?
• What traction do you have (users, revenue, prototypes, etc.)?
• How does your business make money? How does it scale?
• How much money are you seeking and how will you spend it?
• How is your company going to make the world a better place?
The deadline for submission will be February 22nd. You can send your materials to Tom.Kittredge@iese.net
What is Mustard Seed?
Mustard Seed is passionate about enabling the brightest and best talent to create sustainable and impactful businesses of the future. Co-founded by Alex Pitt and Henry Wigan in 2013, Mustard Seed addresses a rising appetite for entrepreneurship and socially-minded enterprise among graduates. By investing in business with a clearly defined social or environmental mission, Mustard Seed bridges a critical funding gap to support early stage ventures.
For further information, do not hesitate to contact: Patricia Nunez (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tom Kittredge (Tom.Kittredge@iese.net).