AppBox Beta launches the University ‘App-rentice’ to fire up UK Silicon Valley

The competition aims to provide students the opportunity to design, build, develop and market their app ideas allowing them to develop their combined creative and business skills. The full release is attached here and further details can be found at

AppBox Media has created the competition to encourage the development of technology talent in the UK, which is widely recognized as a world leader in technological innovation. It is now considered the biggest tech hub in Europe and the second most important after the US.

The competition is currently partnering with three London Universities – Westminster, Queen Mary’s and Kings College – but is open via university gaming societies across the UK and internationally.

The apps will be published on the App Store and the winner will be the team whose app has received the most downloads over a period of six weeks. Each team will receive 50 per cent of the profits for their app ad infinitum.

The career-boosting competition will see the winning team receive a cash prize of £2,500, with the second and third placed teams each receiving £500 and £250 respectively.

Every team that enters will have the opportunity to work with and receive expert advice and guidance from one of AppBox Media’s experienced project managers. The founders, developers and project managers have a proven track-record, on the design and build side, at a number of worldwide organisations including Universal Pictures, Motorola, Toshiba, SEGA, and Fujitsu.

Key dates:

The competition runs from 12 October 2015.

Deadline for final submissions is  23 November 2015.

The Apps need to be submitted by 04 January 2016.

Downloads details will be verified and the winning teams announced on 15 February 2016.

Full details can be found at