For students

Competitions

Entering a business competition is a great way to raise money to launch your business or social venture. Check out all the competitions you can apply for here at the University and further afield.

Business Ideas Competitions

These competitions have now closed 

Have a new business idea?  Why not enter one of our business ideas competitions where you can pitch your idea and a share of £1,000 to get it started.

If you have a new idea or are new to entrepreneurship this is the perfect place to start.

 

Running in semester two:

Business Ideas Competition 28 April 2020 Sign-up to our newsletter and be among the first to hear when this competition opens again
Creative Business Ideas Competition 28 April 2020 Sign-up to our newsletter and be among the first to hear when this competition opens again 

We are excited to announce that we are collaborating with Creative Informatics to bring you our new Creative Business Ideas Competition!

The winners will be announced online.

We have several competition categories running throughout the year. Other themes include Business Ideas Competition for engineering students and Business Ideas Competition for social enterprise ideas. Interested in these other themes? Sign-up to our newsletter and be the first to hear about them.

Other competitions

Looking for more funding opportunities? The following are competitions run by third parties, external to the University. We can offer support and help with your application and our clients regularly enter, and win, these competitions. Get in touch with your business adviser for help and advice on your application. 

Converge Challenge

Shell Livewire

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Support

RSE Enterprise Fellowship

Scottish Institute for Enterprise – fresh ideas competition

NACUE Varsity Pitch

Hult Prize

RAEng Launchpad

Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

Morpheus Cup

DBACE

Enterprise Nation Student Startup of the Year

Barclay’s Local Genius

Hello Tomorrow

Baldwins Kickstart