Converge Challenge

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!

KickStart Award

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.

Social Enterprise Award

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.