Posted: Fri 28th Apr 2017
We are today launching a brand new competition, the Enterprise Nation Student Start-up of the Year, with a Â£3,500 cash prize up for grabs.
Supported by top technology enablers Microsoft and 123 Reg as part of our Go and Grow Online campaign, we're looking for brilliant business ideas from students currently studying in the UK or those who have graduated in the past two years.
Entries can be an idea for a business not yet trading or an existing business that has been trading for less than a year.
Applications need to be submitted here by 12 May and a shortlist of 10 applicants will be invited to pitch in front of a panel of expert judges at Microsoft's offices in London on 19 May.
From those pitching, five will be selected and videos of their elevator pitch will be published on Enterprise Nation for a public vote.
The business that receives the most votes will be declared the winner and announced in front of an audience of more than 100 business owners at the Go and Go Grow Online Summit in London on 26 May.
Â£3,500 cash prize to turn your idea into business reality, contributed by 123 Reg
One day in London to build a business plan with experts
Suite of products from 123 Reg including free domain, website builder and Office 365
Â£500 Bing advertising credits
Profile on the Enterprise Nation blog and social media
12 months free Enterprise Nation membership and support
Emma Jones MBE, founder, Enterprise Nation
Oli Barret MBE, co-founder, StartUp Britain, Tenner and Cospa
Nick Leech, marketing director, 123 Reg
Amber Atherton, founder, My Flash Trash and Zyper
Michael Eder, co-founder, studentbeans.com
Yani Vladimirova, enterprise engagement manager, NACUE