A group of London's universities are launching a new collaboration – OpenSME – that seeks to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access the expertise and knowledge they offer.
2013 UCL Bright Ideas Awards ‘How to write a business plan’ workshop
Publication date: Dec 21, 2012 1:07:17 PM
Feb 6, 2013 2:00:00 PM
End: Feb 6, 2013 5:00:00 PM
Location: UCL Anatomy G04 Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
Introduced in 2008,
the UCL Bright Ideas Awards aim to help bridge the gap that many new
companies find themselves in when they search for their first funding.
In the university context, this is a particular problem for those businesses that emerge from unconventional beginnings or where they have a seed of an idea, but are not yet ready for venture capital investment.
The winners of these awards will share up to a total of £50,000 in funding that will be offered as a loan to help get their businesses up and running. Specifically, it is hoped that the money will allow the winners to reach the next crucial milestone in their development, whether that be the first prototype or support for landing the first customer.
The Bright Ideas Awards are awarded to companies that are being created by UCL undergraduate and post-graduate students.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS SUNDAY 3RD MARCH, MIDNIGHT.
Applicants must submit a
business plan for their proposition, including specific details of how the
Bright Ideas funds would be used to finance the business development.
Applicants are strongly advised to discuss the contents of their business plan with one of the UCL Advances Student Business Advisors before submitting;
For full details on the awards criteria and entry guidelines, please visit: Bright Ideas Awards Guidelines