UKBAA Angel Investment Awards 2016
Deadline: 7th June 2016
UKBAA is currently seeking nominations for the year's most innovative growth businesses and their investors, across 14 categories, recognising achievement in early success. Now in their 11th year, the Awards recognise the high growth and success of the UK's fastest growing brands, acknowledging the angels, crowdfund and early stage venture capital investors behind them and their impact.
What IF! Accelerator
Deadline: 24th June 2016
The WHAT IF! programme is organised by the Innovation Forum to identify and accelerate disruptive ideas in the field of Deep Technology.
To develop your business and maximise its global benefit to society, we can provide:
- Expert Mentorship
- Prizes worth £30,000+
- Laboratory space
- Advice from leading professional services companies
- Extensive networking across the Innovation Forum platform
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.
The CleanTech Challenge is a three-phase business plan competition hosted by University College London and London Business School, aimed at students from anywhere in the world.
In the first round we invite submissions from anyone, regardless of their team-status, in the form of a 200-word proposal, outlining their business idea. This idea must be novel, feasible and have the potential to make a significant environmental impact.
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.