European Student Startups

European Student Startups is Europe's first Angel and Venture Capital Investment competition solely for students. We are looking for ambitious students as well as investors to take part in our prestigious competition.




Meet the ESS17 Team

  • Powered by the LSESU Entrepreneurs all members are current students at the London School of Economics.

  • To get in touch with please email us at or contact Sam Combe, president, at
  • We look forward to hearing your great businesses and to be part of your journey to success.

Our Experienced Advisors


ESS12 & ESS13

Over 150 applications in 2012 spanned the entirety of Europe and business sectors. Although student focused, each team needed only to comprise of at least 50% European students – allowing a good mix of students and experienced professionals. The result: an exciting, investable mix of businesses run by passionate and knowledgeable entrepreneurs.

The Finalists of ESS 2012, on 15th March in London, were selected from two tough preliminary judging rounds and faced an audience of 150 at the Geological Society, Burlington House. As well as pitching for investment, our teams also fought it out for their share of a fantastic prize package worth over £10,000, comprising of office space, market research, social media analytics, premium job advertisement, tech support and award-winning business planning software.

European Student Startups encourages imagination, initiative, and innovation. The best of the best will compete to secure investment.