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.
- £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.Find out more
- £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.Find out more
- £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.Find out more
- £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.Find out more
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
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.
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.
Person Centred SolutionsCase study
Like all the best inventions, the idea for the Bed Band came when Roma Gibb spotted an unmet need.