Enterprise Competitions 2018-02-15T11:47:39+00:00


The University Entrepreneurs Grant – Closing Date 16th March 2018

  • Do you have a great business idea for a product or service with the wow factor?
  • Would you like the opportunity to pitch to win cash prizes to help turn your idea into reality?


Then you need to know more about  “The University Entrepreneurs Grant”.


The University Entrepreneurs Challenge – Closing Date 16th March 2018


  • Are you a UCLan graduate who has formed a company with support from the university?
  • Have you created a business whilst working in academia?
  • Would you like the opportunity to pitch for funding to support your business growth?


Then you need to know more about “The University Entrepreneurs Challenge”.

Enterprise Stars 2018 – Closing Date 2nd April 2018

What is Enterprise Stars 2018?

Building on the success of the 2017 pilot Innovating Future Business competition, the annual Alliance-wide showcase and enterprise competition, renamed as Enterprise Stars. They are organising a one-day enterprise festival hosted by the University of Salford at their MediaCityUK campus on Thursday 14 June 2018, culminating in the opportunity to win investment and business advice from a panel of investors.

The investors will be looking for a proposal for a start-up product or service that demonstrates a viable business with a low cost of entry, evidence of sound market research, and crucially, an innovative idea with the ‘wow’ factor.  Keep an eye on our website to find out who this year’s investors will be.

Who can participate?

The competition welcomes students in any subject – all you need is a strong business idea and good understanding of what is needed to launch your idea. Be confident, as your personality will also help the judges make their final decision. You will be competing against other institutions in the University Alliance group.

This is a competition with student enterprise education at its heart. This is a great opportunity for you to gain real-life experience.

Participating universities are asked to enter teams in this spirit; students with a genuine idea for a new start-up, which requires some enterprise expertise and seed investment to get it off the ground. We therefore expect competitors to be ‘pre-trading’ but to have a solid idea that they can develop through participation in the competition. Crucially, it should be an innovative idea with the ‘wow’ factor.

Please note each University is only allowed one applicant, so all enquiries must come through Propeller.  We may hold a preliminary competition if we have several interested applications.

For further information and assistance completing the application forms please contact us or drop in and see us.