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Battle of Minds

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Local winners

Have the chance to win prizes - ranging from monetary recognition to employment opportunities at BAT, depending on your country’s offering.

Global winning team

Receive up to £50,000 as a non-conditional investment in your idea, the support needed to get the idea up and running, and potentially a place on the accelerator programme for start-ups.

Two runners-up teams

Receive up to £25,000 as a non-conditional investment, along with our support, also potentially landing a place on the accelerator programme for start-ups.

Subject to terms and conditions

Join the competition if...

You’re already part of a team, or you can form a team of two to four people

You and your team member(s) are current university students studying for a bachelor’s degree or have graduated within the past five years

You and all your team members are based in one of these countries

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Please note that you will not be able to join the competition if you are not in one of the below countries.

Albania

Algeria

Argentina

Azerbaijan

Bangladesh

Belarus

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Egypt

Indonesia

Kenya

Kosovo

Macedonia

Mauritius

Mexico

Mozambique

Nigeria

Russia

Serbia

South Africa

Turkey

UK

USA

Venezuela

Vietnam

How to join?

Register

Register through our website from 3rd May and set up your team’s profile by 8AM on 14th June 2021 (BST). Take a look at our T&C's before you get started.

Prepare

Prepare your pitch that solves one of our four challenges – get more information on how to prepare and submit your pitch after registration.

Submit

Submit your pitch between 14 June 2021 and 27 June 2021.

Competition stages

Local round

If you make it through our screening, you’ll be invited to join our local round to pitch your idea.

Global round

If you’re one of our local winners, you’ll be invited to our virtual Global Finals!

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