Ingenuity17 – the international entrepreneurship competition

The Ingenuity Lab has just launched the Ingenuity17 competition – open to all UoN undergraduates, postgraduates, alumni and early stage researchers in the UK, Malaysia and Ningbo.

Entrants will have the opportunity to take a new idea through a variety of development activities, in order to submit an outline business plan and financials. The competition will help propel student and alumni start-ups to success; with intensive development sessions, learning from a range of key industry experts, and the opportunity to showcase their work on a global stage. Students can also acheive a Nottingham Advantage Award through the competition. It culminates in a prize ceremony in April, where winners will be awarded a share of the £100,000+ prize fund, including the £10,000 Vice-Chancellor’s Entrepreneurial Potential Prize.

From Friday 17 to Sunday 19 February 2017, the Ingenuity Lab will take over the Trent Building delivering a three-day ideas development conference. Entrants will take a new idea through a variety of activities, in order to submit an outlined business plan and financials. At the same time, participants in Ningbo and Malaysia will attend localised events. The top 20 entrants will be invited to pitch in the semi-finals, followed by the final pitch event for the top five entrants.

How to enter?

To enter, complete the online form before Friday 27 January 2017, giving a brief overview of your business idea.

Be an Ingenuity17 mentor

The Ingenuity Lab is looking for a range of academic mentors to attend three day conference and support entrants in developing their business plans. If you would like to get involved, please contact the Ingenuity Lab.

Find out more

Further information about the competition can be found on Ingenuity Lab website.

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