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Register your interest for The Entrepreneurial Barnet Competition 2021

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Entrepreneurial Barnet Competition

We are delighted to announce The Entrepreneurial Barnet Competition, 'What's Your Big Idea?' is returning this summer for its seventh consecutive year.

Do you have an idea for a new start-up business, product or service? Or an idea for a social enterprise that will have a positive impact? Are you running a business that’s less than two years old that needs an extra boost?

Would you like the opportunity to:

  • Attend online workshops to help develop your idea or business?
  • Win thousands of pounds to put towards your business?
  • Showcase your ideas and gain publicity?

If so, we want to hear from you.

Register your interest in taking part in the competition by clicking the green button and completing the online form.

Competition dates are still being confirmed, but the contest will take place during the summer of 2021. Details will be released ASAP.

About the competition

The Entrepreneurial Barnet Competition, 'What's Your Big Idea?' is a contest to promote and develop enterprise and entrepreneurship throughout Barnet and amongst the student population. It offers Middlesex University, Barnet and Southgate College students and local residents the opportunity to showcase their ideas, attend business development workshops and win funding to help grow their business.

The competition is led by Middlesex University, London Borough of Barnet and Barnet and Southgate College with the generous support of Brent Cross Shopping Centre and Santander Universities.

In this edition of the contest, there is a cash prize fund of £15,000.

How to enter?

Register your interest in taking part in the competition by clicking the green button and completing the online form.

How does it work?

The contest takes place over three stages with the intention of identifying the very best ideas and talent.

  • Stage One: The Pitch (details coming soon)
  • Stage Two: The Plan (details coming soon)
  • Stage Three: The Final (details coming soon)

For this edition of the contest, we welcome team or group registrations (each team or group must have one dedicated contact for organisers to correspond with).

There are two categories:

  • Commercial category (ideas that have potential to become successful businesses)
  • Social impact category (ideas that have a positive impact within communities, such as an environmental, social or other not-for-profit idea)

Please note: Details of contest timelines and information on how the competition works will be sent soon after successful registration.


To enter the competition, contestants* must fall into one of the following categories:

  • Current Middlesex undergraduate or postgraduate student
  • Recent Middlesex University alumni**
  • Current Barnet and Southgate College student
  • London Borough of Barnet resident

Applicants must also have the right to work in the UK.

*If you have an operational business, it must be less than two years old.

**Graduated in the last two years.

For any further questions regarding the competition please contact Middlesex University via:


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