Deadline: 1 September 2014
Enterprise Fellowships provide funding and support to outstanding entrepreneurial engineering researchers, working at a UK University, to enable them to develop a spin-out business around their technological idea.
Enterprise Fellows receive up to £85,000 in seed funding and salary support and benefit from having a year to take time out from their research to focus completely on spinning out a business.
EIE International Start-Up Programme
Deadline: 15 September 2014
The EIE International Start-Up Programme offers entrepreneurs physical, formative, and experiential support in order to begin and launch their company.
- Launch Phase - 3 months, up to 30,000€ financing (loans), coworking, mentoring, training
- Boost Phase - 8 months, up to 500,000€ financing (loans) , coworking, mentoring, training
- Orbit Phase - continual support following the Start-Up Programme if the entrepreneur is successful and wants to continue with help from the EIE.
- Watch the EIE International Start-Up Programme video
- Find out more about the EIE International Start-Up Programme
Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK
Deadline: Friday 19 September 2014, 5pm
Entry for this year’s Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK is open!
In order to apply and be in with a chance of winning £50,000 for your business, you must meet the following criteria:
- You have a recognised disability or long term health condition
- You have at least 25% management stake in your company
- Your business has a turnover in excess of £10,000
- You own a UK registered business
- Your business has been trading for between 2 and 5 years
Cleantech Innovate Showcase 2015
Deadline: 6 October for London and 23 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.
Energia de Portugal
Deadline: 26 August for Brazil, 2 September for China, 9 September for Portugal
Energia de Portugal is the biggest accelerator program in Portugal, organized by Fábrica de Startups in partnership with Impresa Group, the largest media group in Portugal. It is focused on tech based startups in initial development stages.
EIT ICT Labs IDEA CHALLENGE
Deadline: 30th September 2014
is an EU-led, pan-European competition. It is organised into 8 streams
according to industry focus. Each stream offers three top prizes of
€40K, €25K and €15K which are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place
respectively. In addition to the prize money, there are other benefits
such as mentoring and office space included.
Different cities will host the finals with each city
hosting a particular stream, the first (for the Health & Wellbeing
stream) being hosted in Eindhoven in May. London will be hosting the
‘Urban Life & Mobility Stream’ in November. The London event is
being coordinated by Imperial College and UCL.
PolyU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Global Student Challenge (GSC)
Deadline 31 October 2014
The challenge is organised by PolyU in Hong Kong. It is a business plan competition for creative talents to showcase their business flair and is a unique platform for international academic, cultural and professional exchanges. If you are a full-time university undergraduate or a senior secondary school student, it is a unique opportunity to turn your ideas into innovative products or services, explore your innovative and entrepreneurial potential, obtain exposure to the real business world and expand your professional and social network.
- Download PolyU Innovation & Entrepreneurship GSC leaflet
- Find out more about the PolyU Innovation & Entrepreneurship GSC
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.