What’s your BIG IDEA?
Do you have an innovative business idea or a start-up business of less than 2 years old?
Would you like the opportunity to:
- Be coached by business experts
- Showcase your ideas
- With the chance to win over £2,000 in cash prizes
- Pop up space available in Brent Cross for the winner
If Yes then we would love to hear from you.
The Entrepreneurial Barnet Competition, organised by Middlesex University, Barnet Council, Barnet and Southgate College and Brent Cross, gives the chance for local entrepreneurs and students to showcase their ideas to be in with a chance of winning one of four prizes worth £X each.
The prizes are divided into four categories:
- Barnet residents with a business idea or business start-up of less than 2 years old
- Middlesex University postgraduate students and recent alumni
- Middlesex University undergraduate students
- Students at Barnet and Southgate College.
The four prize winners will then go head to head in a business pitch at Hammersons head office in London with a chance of winning a further prize money to kick start their career
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 three 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.
To book a pitching slot please click Register and pick your Pitching slot
*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:
Brent Cross Shopping Centre - 1st November 2016 - 16:00 – 18:00 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/elevator-pitches-entrepreneurial-barnet-competition-tickets-27753900664
Barnet and Southgate College - 4th November 2016 -12:00 – 14:00 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/elevator-pitches-entrepreneurial-barnet-competition-tickets-27706804799
For any further questions regarding the competition please contact the Corporate Engagement Team on
Tel: +44(0)20 8411 5050
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?