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Barnet Enterprise Competition

What's your Big Idea?

Do you have an innovative business idea or start-up business of less than 2 years old?

The Entrepreneurial Barnet Competition, organised by Middlesex University, Barnet Council, Barnet and Southgate College, and Brent Cross, offers local entrepreneurs and students the opportunities to:

  • showcase their ideas
  • be coached by business experts
  • win cash prizes

Interested? Then we want to hear from you.


The prizes available are divided into the following four categories:

  1. Barnet residents with a business idea or business start-up of less than 2 years old
  2. Middlesex University undergraduate students
  3. Middlesex University postgraduate students and recent alumni
  4. Barnet and Southgate College student

The four prize winners will then go head to head in a business pitch at Hammersons head office in London with a change of winning a further cash prize to kick start their career.

How to enter

The first stage of the competition is The Pitching Stage. Here, you will have two minutes to pitch your business idea to three independent judges. The successful applicants will receive a golden ticket and go through the the next stage - submitting a business model canvas. You will receive monitoring and support from business experts during this stage.

To register your place for The Pitching Stage, please select from one of the dates below:
Please note, this is a ticketed event so you must register your place to be eligible.

DateTimeLocationEventBrite booking
Tuesday 31st October4:00pm to 6:00pmBrent Cross Shopping CentreClick here to book your place
Thursday 2nd November12:00 - 2:00pmMiddlesex University CampusClick here to book your place
Friday 3rd November12:00 - 2:00pmBarnet and Southgate College CampusClick here to book your place

To be eligible to enter you will need to be one of the following:

  • attending Middlesex University as an undergraduate or postgraduate student, or a recent alumni
  • attending Barnet and Southgate College of further education
  • a local Barnet business of less than two years

For any further questions regarding the competition please contact the Corporate Engagement team:

Tel: +44 (0)20 8411 5050

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