Barnet Entrepreneurial Competition 2018/2019

Now in its sixth year the Entrepreneurial Barnet Competition organised by Middlesex University, London Borough of Barnet Council and Barnet and Southgate College, offers students and local entrepreneurs the opportunity to be coached by business experts and showcase their ideas to win cash prizes of up to £3,000

If you have an idea for a business or a new start-up that is less than two years old and you would you like the opportunity to win cash prizes and support for your business then you are eligible to apply. Entries must fit in to one of the following three competition categories:

  1. Tech Businesses; Entries should have hardware and or/ software central to the business value proposition.
  2. Non-Tech Businesses; Entries should have a value proposition that is not primarily based around technology or software.
  3. Social Enterprise/Sustainable Business; This is defined as a business which has a positive impact on social, community or environmental issues.

The prizes include:

  • £3,000 for the competition winner
  • Mentoring and support from experts
  • Cash prizes for all finalists
  • Additional "Audience Favourite" award

The competition is in three stages with the intention of identifying and developing the very best ideas.

Stage 1: The Elevator Pitch

Applicants have two minutes to pitch their idea to independent judges. Successful candidates progress through to the next round.

Stage 2: The Plan

Contestants are asked to compete a 'Business Model Canvas'. These will be assessed by judges and three finalists will be chosen.

Stage 3: The Final

Contestants go head to head and pitch in front of a live audience and panel of expert judges.

To register your place for the first pitching stage you must attend one of the following dates:

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Time: 15:00 - 18:00

Location:  Brent Cross Shopping Centre

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Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Time: 11:00 - 14:00

Location:  Middlesex University, Hendon Campus

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Thursday 24th January 2019

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Location: Barnet & Southgate College, Wood Street

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Please note: these are ticketed events, and you MUST register to compete. To be eligible you will need to be a: Middlesex University undergraduate, postgraduate student or recent alumni, a Barnet and Southgate College student or a Barnet resident with a business idea or a business start-up of less than two years old. Applicants must also have the right to work in the UK, have not entered the competition in previous years and if your business is already established; it must be two years or under.