Get involved in entrepreneurship by bringing your ideas to life.

In addition to our internal competitions and the Enteprise Challenge, we will also support you with applications to external competitions. If you need any help, send us an email at to book a 1 to 1 appointment with our team.

L'Oréal Brandstorm 2020

An innovative competition like no other that has brought together ambitious students from all over the world for the past 28 years. 40,000+ students, 65 countries and regions, 80+ hours of E-learning and 10,000+ innovations. The way the competition works: Build an amazing team of 3 superheroes to solve the mission. Come up with the most innovative idea, sharpen it throughout the selection process and become the champion of your country. Fly to Paris, immerse yourself at L'Oréal's headquarters and pitch your innovation to top L'Oréal executives.

Deadline: 30th March 2020

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Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge

The Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge is one of the largest competitions in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship. Green start-ups from Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden can submit their promising sustainable business plans. The winner will receive €500,000 to further develop the product or service, and to bring it to market. The runner-up will receive €200,000 and the three other finalists will receive €100,000 each. An international jury selects the winner and runner-up. In addition to the prize money, all finalists will receive over six months of expert coaching to optimise their business opportunities.

Deadline: 1st April 2020.

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For 26 years the Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs has helped creatives bring their ideas to life. Since 2019, the bank is partnering with MeWe360 to find the best young talent wanting to drive positive social impact through their creative enterprise. £50,000 prize fund £100,000 worth of business support 5 winners. The programme aims to enable and celebrate creative entrepreneurship for social good led by 18-30-year olds in the UK today.

Deadline: 7th April 2020

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Mayor's Entrepreneur

This competition is for students or recent graduates from a university in London that have a business idea that can make London a better place to live and work.  Apply for a chance to win one of the four prizes of £20,000 each. The Mayor's team is looking for smart business ideas to make London cleaner, and greener focused on one of the four awards; Environment, Smart Cities, Creative Industries and Health.

Deadline: 17th May 2020

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NACUE Tata Varsity Pitch Competition 2020

Tata Varsity Pitch Competition, powered by NACUE is an annual, national early stage business pitching competition that celebrates the best businesses coming out of colleges and universities across the UK. The three-stage competition provides an exceptional opportunity for early stages businesses to gain exposure to international businesses, gain credible feedback from industry experts, business support, a chance to compete for the increased prize pot of £15,000 equity free funding and a national title.

Deadline: June 2020 (Date will be released in June)

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The CleanTech Challenge

The CleanTech Challenge is a student competition jointly hosted by London Business School and University College London, where students compete in cross-functional teams combining technical and business skills. The objective of the Challenge is to identify and reward innovative clean technology ideas that have been taken from a concept phase to a stage in which they would ideally attract Series A funding or otherwise be self-sustainable.

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Launchpad Competition- Royal Academy of Engineering

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.

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