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.
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 2020-21 winners of the New Enterprise Competition - PEEQUAL
PEEQUAL was founded by Anthropology with Innovation and Physics with Innovation students, Amber Probyn and Hazel McShane (pictured above), who graduated in 2020. Their mission is to pioneer pee equality for women with the UK’s first touch-free, stand-alone, women’s urinal.
Amber and Hazel were awarded £15,000 in funding which will go towards developing the final version of their product ahead of festival season this year and over Summer 2022 - Congratulations!
You can meet this year's 10 finalists by watching our 2021 Finalist Showreel.
The People's Choice Award
The Peoples’ Choice Award is a separate £2,000 award that is voted for by the public
2021 winners - Young Goat - Aaron Farr and Al Harlington
Young Goat is a Bristol-born streetwear brand founded in 2019 by a group of friends at the University of Bristol. Their mission is simple: to inspire people to be the best version of themselves and to believe that they can be the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time).
Become a mentor or a sponsor
We are a team of start-up specialists that sit within the Careers Service at the University of Bristol. We provide start-up support for all students, and alumni up to three years after graduation.
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The New Enterprise Competition has now closed for applications for 21-22.
The Ideas stage of the competition will relaunch in the Autumn term 2022.