Have you got an idea worth a share of £35,000?
And the finalists for 2013 are: Autonomous Radiological Monitoring Systems, Bristol Point of Care Consortium, Energybrake, Flood Risk Services, Land Mine Detection, Pop-up Urban Farm, Sorptech, Think Chromic, UBSU Letting Agency, and Ultrahaptics.
The annual New Enterprise Competition (NEC) is our flagship business idea challenge. The competition is open to students, staff, and alumni who have graduated within five years of the competition year. Whilst there are different stages to the competition all you really need is an original idea.
It’s open to both commercial and social enterprises, and includes everything from simple conceptual ideas through to businesses in their first year of trading.
Throughout the competition we provide educational events, opportunities to get feedback and support, and the chance to meet all kinds of useful contacts.
Each year the total prize pot is around £35,000, all kindly donated by our sponsors. This includes cash prizes, packages of legal support, and business acceleration services.
The opportunity to get professional advice, feedback, and mentoring is valuable to all those who take part, arguably more so than the prizes. Even those who don’t go on to win gain a lot from simply being involved in the competition.
If you need inspiration, see our list of past winners!
Find out how to enter the competition.
The New Enterprise Competition timetable is detailed below.
|Business Plan submission||8th February, 5pm|
|Announcement of Finalists||18th February|
|Finalists Business Plan submission||10th June|
|Finalists pitching to judges||18th June|
|Announcement of Winners at the Enterprise Dinner||25th June|