The following resources are provided to help you evaluate your business idea and deliver a carefully crafted, totally compelling 1-minute video pitch.

Free one to one mentoring

The StartupLab is a dedicated space for students with early stage business ideas where they can test and develop their ideas in a supportive environment with like-minded peers. As well as professional work spaces, students can benefit from mentoring, structured support and guidance from our expert network of business professionals and in-house advisers.Available on both the Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses, the StartupLab is open to all students working on a new business idea or entrepreneurial project as part of their studies.

To find out more and register, visit:

The Big Pitch video workshop

The Enterprise Society

The Anglia Ruskin Enterprise Society is a student led, non-profit organisation that aims to inspire and develop enterprising new culture. They organise extra-curricular events, social meetings, skills development workshops and networking opportunities for career focused and entrepreneurial individuals. The main activities are in Cambridge at the moment but are looking for opportunities to grow in Chelmsford.

To find out more and sign up to their newsletter, visit:

Online videos

Online Presentations

Useful Books

The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki

A Good Hard Kick in the Ass by Rob Adams

Brilliant Pitch by Shaun Varga

The Presentation Coach by Graham Davies

The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo

Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds