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Friday, 3 November 2017 from 12:00 to 14:00 (GMT)

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What’s your BIG IDEA?

Do you have an innovative business idea or a new start-up that’s less than 2 years old?  If so, we want you to enter the Barnet Entrepreneurial Competition!

Now in its’ fifth year the Entrepreneurial Barnet Competition, organised by Middlesex University, Barnet Council, Barnet and Southgate College, and Brent Cross, offers local entrepreneurs and students the opportunity to:

  • Be coached by business experts

  • Showcase your ideas

  • With the chance to win over £2,500 in cash prizes

  • Pop up space available in Brent Cross for the winner

To be eligible you will need to be:

  • Attending Middlesex University as an undergraduate, postgraduate student or recent alumni

  • A local Barnet business of less than 2 years old

  • Attending Barnet and Southgate College of further education

How to enter:

The first stage of the competition is The Pitching Stage. It is here that you will have two minutes to pitch your business idea to independent judges. Those who receive a golden ticket at the end of their pitch will go through to the next stage which involves submitting a business model canvas of which you will receive mentoring and support from business experts.

Details:

Pitches will be taking place on Friday 3rd November 2017 between 12:00 - 14:00 at:

Barnet & Southgate College,
Wood Street,
Barnet
EN5 4AZ.

To book a pitching slot please click 'Register'

*Please note this is a ticketed event and you must register a place to enter*

If you would like to pitch your idea but are unable to make this date please see additonal dates and locations below:

Middlesex University
Date:
Thursday 2nd November 2017
Time: 
12:00 - 14:00
Register: https://entrepreneurialbarnet.eventbrite.co.uk

Brent Cross Shopping Centre 
Date:
Tuesday 31st October 2017
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Register: https://barnetbigidea.eventbrite.co.uk

For any further questions regarding the competition please contact the Corporate Engagement Team on

Email: corporate@mdx.ac.uk

Tel: +44(0)20 8411 5050




Pitching top tips:

  • Hook – Wow your crowd, get them interested and wanting to hear more

  • Problem – Define what problem your product or service will solve

  • Solution – Clearly state what your solution is Market size – What is the opportunity here?

  • Competition – What makes you bigger/better, what makes you standout?

  • Credentials – Why are you credible? What’s your most relevant and valuable background. If you have a team, shout about what makes them great Traction – What have you done so far? Customer research, trial, launch, are sales up month on month? Have you achieved any press coverage/publicity?

  • The ask – Make the most of every opportunity, tailor it to your audience, how can they help you? Feedback? Investment? Connections?

Do you have questions about Barnet Entrepreneurial Competition - Barnet & Southgate College? Contact Middlesex University

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Barnet & Southgate College
Wood Street
EN5 4AZ London Borough of Barnet
United Kingdom

Friday, 3 November 2017 from 12:00 to 14:00 (GMT)


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