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A competition with history

Want to know what it takes to win? Get to know our previous winners to find out!

Competition Overview

Battle of Minds has been sponsored by BAT’s corporate venture arm, Btomorrow Ventures (BTV) since 2021 in a bid to discover the brightest early-career business minds around the globe.

In previous years, we have announced challenges like Energy, Farming, Waste or Blockchain. offering a fantastic opportunity for the world’s top early-career talent to pitch their best ideas. To date we have invested over 200,000 GBP into these innovations, and many previous contestants have gone on to begin careers with BAT.

Plant in the soil

2023 stats

  • Last year we saw more than 5,000 contestants enter

  • From 31 Countries.

  • After receiving a total of 1200 business pitch decks

  • They were whittled down to a final 6 teams winning a spot at our virtual global finals.


Hear from our global winners and runners up from 2021, 2022 and 2023 on how Battle of the Minds changed their lives and helped turn their business ideas into reality!

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What were their ideas?

From reusable mugs through plastic alternatives made from water hyacinth to bio-gas energy cylinder solution and creating high-quality gelatine out of marine waste – the range of brilliant ideas is what makes Battle of Minds a unique competition.

Enter Battle
of Minds 2024

  • Ready to put your entrepreneurial mind to the test? To partner with a group of ambitious and diverse people? To be in with a chance of learning from global industry experts?

    Push the boundaries and develop an idea with the potential to impact millions. An idea at the cutting edge. That puts the environment first. With real business value.

    Get to work.

  • 1

    Register your team

    Register through our website from 1st August and set up your team’s profile! Take a look at our T&C's before you get started.

  • 2

    Build your Pitch Deck

    Pick one of our tow innovation challenges and prepare your pitch for how you plan to solve it! You will recievemore information on how to prepare and submit your pitch after registration.

  • 3

    Submit your Pitch

    Submit your pitch until the 12th October!

Join our competition

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