As part of the Youngtreprenuers Roadshow events  this November,  we will be hosting  a business competition segment for aspiring entrepreneurs aged 16–30 years old, which will give participant an opportunity to win upto £10,000 investment to start your own business. To enter the competition, submit an a short  proposal or video pitch of an enterprise idea you  can start with £1,000 plus your  proposed returns on that investment within a six weeks period through the ‘Submit Your Entry’ form below.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to The Pitch, a Dragons’ Den style pitch at one of our Roadshow events. A panel of judges will vote on the best pitches  and the entrepreneur(s) with the  best idea from each region will be invited to go through to the Youngtrepreneurs Boot Camp, where they will meet the other finalists and be taught by  leading entrepreneurs on business start-up.

At the end of the boot camp each participant will be given £1,000 and matched with a mentor who will provide support over the six weeks in which they will implement their £1,000 business idea and aim to generate the biggest return on investment.

After six weeks the finalist with the highest return on investment will walk away with a £10,000 investment start-up fund prize. 

Start-Up Challenge – Stages

Pre-event stage

Application process through video submissions in response to the brief, and shortlisting (September 1st – October 21st  2016).

Start-Up Challenge Event – The Pitch

Shortlisted candidates invited to Dragons’ Den style pitch during our Roadshow events , 10 shortlisted candidates will go through to the next stage (November 7–25 2016).

Youngtrepreneur Boot Camp

Taught by leading entrepreneur on business start-up; attendees will meet other finalists and be allocated a mentor, plus awarded £1,000 to start their enterprise challenge (January 4th – 11th  2017).

The Start-Up Challenge Business Launch

Six week start-up challenge; the finalist with the highest return on investment wins (February – March 2017).

Winner of Youngtrepreneur

Start-Up Challenge 2017 Finale – London  –18th April 2017 – Winner of £10,000 start-up investment announced.

Submit Your Entry

Apply to participate in the start up challenge using the form below. We will assess your application  based on your proposed idea’s potential to generate a return over the 6 weeks period of start up challenge. Please provide a simply break down of how you would spend the £1000 including the returns you can make plus  any additional information about yourself  you  feel will add to your  application .

You must be available to attend on of our roadshow event within your region as well as commit to the start up challenge stage date for your application to be considered.

I confirm I am available to attend the roadshow within my region and able to commit to the start up challenge date.