University Entrepreneurs Challenge

Are you an entrepreneur with a brilliant business idea born out of your time at university?

Have you created a business whilst working in academia?

If so, we want to hear from you!

Enter the University Entrepreneur’s Challenge and you could walk away with a cash prize, expert assistance, a professional promotional film highlighting your business and influential new contacts.

The challenge is run in conjunction with the prestigious Educate - North and UK Leadership Awards and Conference 2017.

This event is produced in association with The Telegraph Media Group at The Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester on 27th April 2017.

Now in its third year, its supported by Alliance Manchester Business School’s Enterprise Centre and the University’s agent for intellectual property commercialisation, UMIP. Sponsors also include the innovative University of Central Lancashire and Crystalised, a company which works in partnership with Educational Resellers to ensure they get the best, bespoke ICT solutions for schools, colleges and universities.

The 2017 UEC will be presented by Entrepreneur and Chairman of UCLAN’s Executive Board David Taylor CBE, formerly the lead judge on Granada Television’s pioneering enterprise competition ‘Flying Start’.

10 FEB 2017
Entry Deadline
10 MAR 2017
University Entrepreneurs Challenge Deadline
2 MAR 2017
Judging Session
6 MAR 2017
Shortlists Announced
27 APR 2017
Conference & Award Ceremony