Ready to begin your adventure?

Taking an innovative idea out of academia and into the real world can feel like a real rollercoaster ride.

If you’re ready to make the leap and want to grow faster, with fewer bumps along the way, then why not apply for one of our four challenges?Scroll down to see which one is right for you.

And, did we mention, there’s absolutely no cost to take part.


Choose your challenge

Holly for Home page
  • £100k cash & in-kind prize fund

Converge Challenge is open to high-calibre, innovative projects with serious growth potential. If you have a ground-breaking idea, this is the challenge for you.

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Faisal for Home page
  • £69k cash & in-kind prize fund

Our planet is facing numerous environmental threats that demand our immediate attention and comprehensive action. This challenge is designed to support climate-conscious entrepreneurs who want to maximise positive environmental impacts.

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  • £55.5k cash & in-kind prize fund

If you're a social shaker or creative thinker looking to change the world for the better, then this challenge is for you.

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  • £17.5k cash prizes

KickStart Challenge is a first step towards commercialisation for early-stage business ideas. It’s designed to test the robustness of your idea, equip you for the realities of entrepreneurship and prepare you for our more advanced challenge categories.

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What's involved?

While you're deciding which challenge is right for you, click on the link below to find out how our programme works, the training you'll receive and everything else in between.

How it works
Lorenzo Conti, Founder, Crover

Converge helped me transition from university researcher with absolute zero experience in business, to business leader.

Lorenzo Conti - Founder

Our dynamic community

Meet some of the people who have been through our programme.


Ross O'Hanlon, CTO, BioLiberty Case study

Most people spent lockdown baking banana bread, building back garden bars, or vegging to Netflix. Ross O’Hanlon and his pals decided to start a company instead.

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Person Centred Solutions

Case study

Like all the best inventions, the idea for the Bed Band came when Roma Gibb spotted an unmet need.

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