Mayor of London's Low Carbon Entrepreneur 2014
Deadline: 28 March 2014
The 2014 Low Carbon Entrepreneur, in partnership with Siemens, is looking for innovative ideas to help us reduce London's CO2 emissions by 60 per cent before 2025.
Last year’s winners William Hines and Rachel Clemo from UCL are well on their way to trialling their idea for removing the need for paper receipts by allowing users to access their receipts online. Retailers using the system agree to give a percentage of the money they save to tree planting schemes. You can find out more on their website www.reseed.co.uk
International Business Model Competition 2014
Deadline: 31 March 2014, 11.59pm
The International Business Model Competition represents a radical
departure from the past and the crest of a new paradigm in
entrepreneurship. The IBMC is not a business plan competition. Participants
won’t be rewarded for doing lots of library research, drawing fancy
graphs, or crafting the perfect sales pitch to venture capitalists.
Instead the IBMC rewards students for:
- breaking down their idea into the key business model assumptions,
- getting outside the building and testing their assumptions with customers,
- applying Customer Development / Lean Startup principles to make sure they nail the pain and solution, and,
- learning to pivot (change) until they have arrived at a customer-validated business model.
Deadline: 18 April 2014, 5.00pm
UCL Advances is sponsoring 10 students to go to Kenya this summer for 6 weeks with Balloon Kenya to learn about enterprise, work with and help train Kenyan counterparts to start businesses, and to help them pitch for investment. You will gain training on enterprise and innovation on an international scale and help tackle poverty and create change in Kenya.
Global Venture Labs Investment Competition (GVLIC) 2014
May 1-3, 2014
is open to graduate students (not just MBAs) seeking to pitch their new
venture to angels, venture capitalists and experienced entrepreneurs in
a real-world environment.
Forty teams from around the world will gather in Austin, Texas from May 1-3, 2014 to compete for the title of Global Champion along with the accompanying $75,000 in cash and prizes. The Global Champion also earns the right to close the NASDAQ and be recognized as a celebrity in Times Square. The Global Champion is not the only one to take home a cash prize as there is an additional $50,000 in cash prizes, and over half of the participating teams will take home cash.
Founder.org $100,000 Business Plan Competition
Deadline: 15 April 2014
UCL Advances, in conjunction with Founder.org - a US entrepreneurial foundation set up by serial entrepreneur Michael Baum - will be launching a global student business competition with a staggering prize fund of $1 million being divided among ten lucky winners. Ten student businesses from around the globe will receive cash prizes of $100,000 each and whilst the top 50 business ideas will be admitted into the Founder.org University where they will receive expert advice and guidance to help get their business ideas off the ground.
Compete in the 15th Annual Global Social Venture Competition to Accelerate Your Idea
The 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
Prizes are awarded to the most innovative ideas submitted by new UK-based businesses (in their first 12 months of trading). You must be aged 16-30.
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 sectors.
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.