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  Ideas, through  Development  to  Growth 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 2020-21 winners of the New Enterprise Competition - PEEQUAL


Amber Probyn and Hazel McShane

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! 

Congratulations also to Runners up, Bottle Farm, who were awarded £5,000 and Senmag Robotics who received 12 months incubation at SETSquared and legal advice at VWV.

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

Become a mentor or a sponsor

Find out how to sponsor next year's New Enterprise Competition or mentor next year's applicants.

Who are the Basecamp Enterprise Team?

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.

Find out more about the Basecamp Enterprise Team.

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How to enter the New Enterprise Competition

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.

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