2016 Rice Business Plan Competition - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Deadline for entry is 19th February 2016
The Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) is the world's richest and largest startup competition, awarding nearly $1.5 million in cash, investment and in-kind prizes in 2015.
Hosted by the internationally-recognized, Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, forty-two graduate-level startups, from top schools, will compete in front of 300 investor judges, over three days April 14-16, 2016. Past competitors have gone on to raise more than $2.1 billion in investment funding after competing at Rice.
Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme
The Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme aims to support young, innovative entrepreneurs to meet the ever-increasing energy and resource needs of a fast-growing population.
The award is open to any entrepreneur aged 16-30 who has been trading for less than a year, or is looking to start trading in the next 6 months, and has an idea that addresses the UK's future transport, energy, or natural resource challenges, or makes our urban environments cleaner and more sustainable places to work and live in. Pre-start businesses are encouraged to apply, as are university spin-outs, product and urban designers, and other relevant design and engineering graduates with innovative business ideas.
Start-up funding of £5,000 will be awarded to one winner each month. The deadline for applications is the last day of each month and winners of a Smarter Future Award will then be considered for the annual £25,000 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Mayor of London's Low Carbon Entrepreneur 2016
The Low Carbon Entrepreneur is a competition run by the Mayor of London and sponsored by Citi Foundation to find fresh new ideas to cut carbon emissions and give students employability skills.
It’s open to current students and recent graduates (2015) from London universities and colleges. To enter, you must be over 18 on 30 March 2016. You can enter as an individual or as a team.
You will have an opportunity to get
- Paid internships
- £20,000 start-up funding
- Employability training
- And Enhance your CV
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.