The New Enterprise Competition
Win funding for your business through the University’s flagship start-up competition.
Every year we award £35,000 of funding to entrepreneurial students, staff and alumni. These start-ups cover a broad range of areas from jewellery design to novel vertical farming technologies.
We provide funding for all levels of start-up through three stages; supporting University of Bristol Entrepreneurs from Ideation, through Development Stage to Growth Stage of their ventures.
Winners join a prestigious group of start-ups and spinouts and are part of the 20-year tradition of celebrating and rewarding entrepreneurship at the University of Bristol.
Meet the 2021-22 winners of the New Enterprise Competition - RouteZero
RouteZero was founded by computer Science graduate Albie Baker-Smith (pictured above) and cofounder Dan Brown.
Their mission is to stop catastrophic climate change, through their platform which helps individuals and organisations switch out high-emission travel for greener journeys.
Albie and Dan were awarded £10,000 in funding and 12 months of incubation at SETSquared which will go towards customer acquisition, developing and running their platform and enhancing their partnerships. Congratulations!
Congratulations also to Big Sister Swap who won £5,000 and the £2,000 People's Choice Award prize, and to Unique Connections who also won £5,000
Runners up also included Ultra Horizon with 6 months' incubation at SETSquared and Milbotix winning pro-bono support from VWV.
Become a mentor or a sponsor
Find out how to sponsor next year's New Enterprise Competition or mentor next year's applicants.
Meet our brilliant New Enterprise Competition sponsors:
The New Enterprise Competition is made possible by our incredible sponsors and mentors.
This year's sponsors are BristolGrid, Engineers in Business Fellowship, SETsquared Partnership, Santander Universities and VWV
Who are the Basecamp Enterprise Team?
A team of start-up specialists that sit within the Careers Service at the University of Bristol.
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Applications for the Growth Stage have now closed.
Stay tuned for exciting updates and your chance to participate in the People’s Choice Award.