Along with the Enterprise Challenge the Generator also has access to other competitions that are open for our entrants to apply for. To help you enter the Enterprise Challenge and put your proposal and business plans together we have created intensive training bootcamps at Greenwich and Medway to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to enter.

Once you have entered the Enterprise Challenge we can support you with your applications to external competitions that can help to progress your idea. If you are interested in applying for any of the external competitions below please email us to register your interest and have your questions answered.

Mayor's Entrepreneur

Mayor's Entrepreneur, we ran an application support session and you can watch it here - Do you have an idea that can make London a better place to live and work? This is your chance to win £20k and expert support and advice from City Hall to bring your smart idea to life and be crowned the 2018 Mayor's Entrepreneur. Applications will open soon.

Mint Foundation Student Grant

Mint Formations is on the hunt for talented upcoming entrepreneurs who dream of business success. To help support your efforts, they're offering you the opportunity to win a £1,000 cash prize to get you on your way — all you have to do is tell them why your new business project is worth investing in.

More info on their website.

Scottish Open Sales Competition

University Sales Competition 2018. It's your chance to meet the future sales professionals and companies interested in developing sales competences across the UK. The competition will include two sales meeting role-plays and a Speed Sell event where you can pitch yourself for a sales role. You will also have the opportunity to network and meet with the sales companies sponsoring the competition. For more information click here.

Universities Alliance Enterprise Stars

Building on the success of the 2017 pilot Innovating Future Business competition, we are launching an annual Alliance-wide showcase and enterprise competition, renamed as Enterprise Stars. For 2018 winners see here.

See the testimonials from 2017 Enterprise Stars Winners here.

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards. Since 2011, Santander has held an annual business pitching competition called the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards. These awards are aimed at giving a financial boost to student and graduate business ventures in their early stages from our UK partner universities. To find our more click here. If you are interested in applying and would like to find out more please get in touch.

Shell Springboard

If you have been running a commercial business for at least three months you can apply to the Shell competition for a chance to win equity free financing and publicity.  It opens on 1 October 2018 and closes 29 October 2018. If you want to find out more and apply visit here. If you would like support with your application please email

Launchpad Competition

Do you have a great idea but don't know where to begin? The Royal Academy of Engineering are holding a Launchpad Competition that helps young inventors and designers get started on their entrepreneurial career. If you're aged 18 – 25 your idea could win £15,000 equity-free seed funding. For more information and to apply.