Global Venture Labs Investment Competition
May 7-9, 2015 | AT&T Conference Center | Austin, TX
The Global Venture Labs Investment Competition, the Super Bowl of Investment Competitions, is the premier world-wide investment competition. Forty teams from around the world will gather in Austin, Texas from May 7-9, 2015 to compete for the title of Global Champion, which includes $75,000 in cash and prizes and the right to close the NASDAQ in Times Square.
In addition to the Global Champion, over half of the participating teams will take home cash prizes totaling an additional $50,000. The 2015 competition also features an expanded Wells Fargo Clean Energy Challenge, with the winner taking home a $20,000 cash.
For 2015, there are two ways for University College London students to participate: Affiliated Competitions and Open Berth.
Any team that wins an Affiliated Competition receives an automatic berth in the Global Venture Labs Investment Competition.
To participate via the Open Berth process, teams must submit an application by February 20, 2015. The Open Berth process is open to schools from around the world, including those that are applying to or already participating in an Affiliated Competition.
Open Berth applications must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Venture Challenge
Deadline: 9am February 3rd 2015
Big Venture Challenge supports ambitious social entrepreneurs with access to finance, business support and powerful connections to help them scale their ventures.
Big Venture Challenge is an intensive 12 month programme that is designed to help you raise external investment (debt or equity) of between £50,000 and £500,000. This means working with you to build a compelling growth story, finding investors, making strategic connections and supporting you as an entrepreneur during the journey.
Last Mile labs
Deadline: 14th February 2015
Last Mile Labs would be of interest to entrepreneurs interested in developing solutions for the parcel delivery business. The package of support includes a £12,500 (equity-based) initial investment, office space, mentoring and access to DPD.
Mayor of London's Low Carbon Entrepreneur
Deadline: 16th February 2015
The Low Carbon Entrepreneur Prize is now open! If you're a London student or recent graduate with an idea to reduce London's energy use and carbon emissions we want to hear from you. We're looking for your ideas to make your London a smarter, cleaner, better place to live and work. Enter your bright idea now to win £20k or a paid internship.
Cleantech Innovate Showcase 2015
Deadline: 6th October for London and 23rd February for Scotland
Now in its third year, the 2015 programme has expanded to include London (12 February) and Glasgow (4 June).
36 companies will present live in London and 25 in Glasgow. Presentations will once again be in industry sectors with accompanying Q&A.
There will be ample opportunity for networking at the lunch and evening reception.
Camden Business Awards 2015
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Deadline: 2nd March 2015
This award is open to all Camden based business owners aged 30 years or younger who have launched their business in the last three years and can demonstrate one or more of the following criteria:
- Exceptional business acumen
- Innovation in terms of products or ways of working
- Consistent business growth
IE Venture Day London
IE Business School invites all budding entrepreneurs
to submit their ideas to pitch at the IE Venture Day in association with
the UKTI in London on June 5th 2014 at Wayra Academy.
It’s an amazing opportunity to present your start-up and network with the “who's who” of investors, mentors and successful entrepreneurs. To add to that a chance to win great prizes to take your business idea to the next level!
Compete in the 15th Annual Global Social Venture Competition to Accelerate Your Idea
Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) provides aspiring
entrepreneurs with mentoring, exposure, and $50,000 in prizes to
transform their ideas into businesses that will have positive real world
impact. In 2013, GSVC received 650 entries from nearly 40 countries.
CGI U 2014 Campus Representative Application
UCL has joined the ranks of leading international universities who are part of the Clinton Global Initiative University.
The initiative – which builds on the model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to tackle global challenges – was launched in 2007 to nurture and support the next generation of leaders who are part of universities around the world.
As part of the initiative, UCL Advances
– the university’s centre for entrepreneurship – is seeking students to
apply to become CGI U Campus representatives, with the two chosen
having the opportunity to travel to the CGI annual meeting, which this
year is being held in Arizona State University in Phoenix.
London Entrepreneurs' Challenge
The E-Challenge is a series of workshops and business plan competition designed to introduce participants to fundamental business concept.
Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Awards
Deadline: monthly - you've got until midnight on the last day of each month to enter the awards
The CleanTech Challenge is an international business
plan competition for innovative clean technology product ideas. It
brings together business and technical students to create viable start-ups. Teams compete over three rounds for the £10,000 prize,
awarded at the two-day Bootcamp finals in London. Entrants are mentored
by industry experts from the cleantech, entrepreneurial and related
China UK Challenge
The China-UK Challenge aims to encourage
new business ventures between China and the United Kingdom and is
intended to simulate the real-world process of entrepreneurs soliciting
start-up funds from early-stage investors and venture capital firms.