Do you have a big idea? Are you looking to spin your idea out from the University? Then the Converge Challenge is for you! Converge Challenge provides hands-on mentoring, business support and offers a first prize of £78,000 (cash and in kind business support) to help turn your idea into a reality!
Do you have an early-stage idea for a new product, or service? If so we can offer business support and provide enough funding for you to create a prototype or secure IP rights. The prize pot is £10,000 cash injection is vital to help kick start your business venture. The winner will receive a £6,000 cash injection that will help to kickstart their business venture and one runner up will receive £4,000 cash prize.
Does your business idea focus on tackling social problems, strengthening communities, improving people's life chances or protecting the environment? If so you could be in with a chance of winning thousands of pounds to help get it off the ground. The Social Enterprise Award prize fund is £10,000+. The first prize is £5,000 cash plus in-kind PR and Branding support from Spreng Thomson and Morton Ward. One runner up will win £3,500 from Firstport.