THE START-UP CHALLENGE is a business competition for aspiring entrepreneurs aged 16–30 years old, which will give participant an opportunity to win upto £10,000 investment to start your own business or grow an existing one . To enter the competition, submit an a short  proposal of your business idea you  can start with up to £10, 000 plus your  proposed returns on that investment within a 12 -24 months through the ‘Submit Your Entry’ form below.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to The Pitch, a Dragons’ Den style online pitch. A panel of judges will vote on the best pitches  and the entrepreneur(s) with the  best idea will be invited to go through to the Youngtrepreneurs Boot Camp, where they will meet the other finalists , be taught by  leading entrepreneurs on business start-up and go through enterprise challenges.

Start-Up Challenge – Stages

Application Stage

Applicants submit a business idea proposal: Deadline 17TH Dec 2017 .

The Pitch

Shortlisted candidates are invited to an online Dragons’ Den style pitch interview (Feb 2018 )

Youngtrepreneur Boot Camp

Taught by leading entrepreneur on business start-up; attendees will meet other finalists and go through enterprise challenges( March 10th and 24th 2018 )

Winner of Youngtrepreneur

Start-Up Challenge May 2018 Finale – LondonWinner of £10,000 start-up investment announced.

Submit Your Entry

Apply to participate in the start up challenge using the form below. We will assess your application based on your proposed idea’s potential to generate a return a return on investment within 12 – 24 months . Please provide a simply break down of how you would spend up to £10, 000 including the returns you can make plus any additional information about yourself you feel will add to your application .

You must be available to attend the on of our roadshow event within your region as well as commit to the start up challenge stage date for your application to be considered.

I confirm I am available to attend the roadshow within my region and able to commit to the start up challenge date.