There are plenty of local, regional, national and international competitions and funding options available to entrepreneurs. Check out our lists, as well as the links below.
The O2 Smarta 100 is an annual celebration of the most resourceful, inspiring and disruptive small businesses in the UK.
The Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (Biotechnology YES) is an innovative competition developed to raise awareness of the commercialisation of bioscience ideas among early career researchers.
There is a range of UK and internationally-based business awards and competitions that provide funding, support, press and much more to startups, entrepreneurs and new business ventures.
The Environment Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (Environment YES) is a venture designed to develop business awareness and an understanding of entrepreneurship in UK environmental postgraduate students and postdoctoral scientists.
The Hult Prize Foundation is a start-up accelerator for budding young social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities.
IET Present around the World (PATW) Competition: An opportunity for Young Professionals to win cash prizes, develop their skills and network with peers
We are looking for the brightest business ideas that use energy to make a difference in people’s lives.
Our Centre for Challenge Prizes uses prizes to stimulate innovative solutions to some of the big challenges we face.
Nominet Trust Social Seed Tech support ventures using digital technology to create real social impact.
The Satellite Applications Catapult supports several competitions organised by industry and government bodies, relating to different aspects of the Space and satellite sectors.
We have one £5,000 Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award to give away each month to new businesses in the UK (in their first 12 months of trading).
Thought For Food Challenge calls on the world's best and brightest university students to form teams and develop breakthrough projects that address the global challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050.
Global VCIC is the world’s largest venture capital competition among top MBA students from 70+ prestigious business schools.
Tri-Innovate is about developing and making best use of your best ideas. Pitch to a panel of judges, in front of an audience, for a cash prize and for future mentoring. Must have one member of Wolfson, Hertford or Pembroke College on the team.
YouNoodle helps startup founders get advice, prizes, and opportunities from our network of startup competitions.
First Steps Enterprise Fund is a £300,000 pilot fund offering loan-grant packages to charities and social enterprises working in communities in England.
Funding for University of Oxford Knowledge Exchange (KE) activities, such as public and cultural engagement, policy and practice engagement or university-business links.