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.
The Development Stage comprises a six-week support programme, designed to develop your skills and help you shape your start-up into a functional, sustainable business.
Delivered between Wednesday 17 January and Sunday 21 February - you are strongly encouraged to attend these sessions to give yourself the best possible chance when you pitch your idea for one of the £1000 pre-seed awards, in front of a small panel of judges.
Apply on mycareer by midnight, Sunday 31 December 2023
Meet the 2022-2023 winner of the New Enterprise Competition - Impulsonics
Impulsonics was founded by Mechanical Engineering graduate Dr Luke Cox (pictured centre above with the rest of the Impulsonics team) who currently works at the university as a Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Their patented technology moves cells using sound waves and can greatly reduce lab costs.
Luke was awarded £10,000 in funding, 12 months of incubation at SETSquared plus pro bono legal support from VWV, SETsquared Bristol’s in-house legal team. Congratulations!
Runners-up also included Elevate who were awarded £2,500 of funding and Remap who won 6 months' incubation at SETSquared.
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The Basecamp Enterprise Team
Whether you want to start your own business, develop your entrepreneurial mindset or do a bit of both, the Basecamp Enterprise team can support you in achieving your ambitions