Enterprise Competition Winners 2015

 

As we’re such a generous bunch at the university, we’ve decided to throw a load of cash your way. “How much?”, you ask. £10,000 in total. “What’s the catch?”. There are many.

Just kidding.

Santander Universities generously provide the funding, and the prize money is awarded to the most innovative businesses ideas across 3 categories – products, services and social projects. The top prize for each category is £2, 250 (along with a very generous support package from sponsors), the runner up prize for each category is £750 and a further 4 shortlisted entrants across all 3 categories receive £250. So, if you’ve always had a head full of great ideas, and dreamed of being your own boss, then make sure to enter the competition. All you need to do is complete & send us the application form, attaching supporting material (such as drawings, photos and so on) where necessary – no business plan is necessary. The deadline for entry is Friday 19th February 2016.

Previous winners have gone on to great things. Melanie Smith, an illustration graduate, ran a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, and raised more than £1,000 over her target.

Melanie Smith in The Guardi

She was also featured in The Guardian (see above), and is now in discussion with major book publishers, such as Penguin, who are interested in working with her.

So, do the sensible thing, and enter the competition. Like Liam Neeson in ‘Taken’, we will hunt you, and find you, until you do.