Barnet Enterprise Competition

What's your BIG IDEA?

Barnet Entrepreneurial Competition 2018/2019

Do you have an idea for a business or a new start-up less than two years old?

Would you like the opportunity to win cash prizes and support for your business?

Then we want to hear from you!

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
  • Showcase their ideas
  • Win cash prizes of up to £3,000

Competition Categories

Entries must fit in to one of the following categories

Tech Businesses

Entries should have hardware and or/ software central to the business value proposition.

Non-Tech Businesses

Entries should have a value proposition that is not primarily based around technology or software.

Social Enterprise/Sustainable Business

This is defined as a business which has a positive impact on social, community or environmental issues.


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How does it work?

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

Stage 01: The Elevator Pitch

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

Stage 02: The Plan

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

Stage 03: The Final

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

How to enter

Register your place for the first pitching stage on 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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Friday 25th 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
  • Barnet and Southgate college student
  • 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
  • If your business is already established it must be two years or under.

Any further questions please contact the Corporate Engagement Team

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