Churchill College Enterprise Competition 2023

Capturing the spirit of Churchill’s intent to produce the leaders of the future.

About

Win £2000 for your business idea, and contribute to sustainable development! 

The Churchill College Enterprise Competition aims to identify, develop and support the entrepreneurial skills of current students and alumni. The programme of events includes training, networking and a pitching competition.

In 2023 we want to find the best business ideas or innovations linked to in any area of the UN-SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals. 

The 2023 competition is generously supported by sponsor Malcolm Brinded, chair of Engineering UK. This is a not-for-profit organisation passionate about inspiring the next generation of engineers and creating a diverse future workforce that enables the UK to thrive.

£2000 main team prize, plus other prizes to be announced at the launch!

“The Churchill Enterprise Competition was a wonderful opportunity to develop our business pitching skills. Typically, early stage business ideas are always rough around the edges and require refining – to sharpen the idea, you need to pitch it to someone experienced to give you feedback.”

Bang Ming Yong (G15) – Enterprise Competition winner 2019

2023 Programme (provisional)

Sign up for enterprise training and events

Training and events are open to all, regardless of whether you want to enter this years’ competition!

  • Competition launch, ideation and team formation (1 hour launch event and networking (6-7pm 19th Jan, Jock Colville Hall)
  • Enterprise training, run with Cambridge enterprise (2 hour workshop. 24 Jan 4-6pm, Jock Colville Hall).
  • Startup/enterprise networking event (6-7pm 9/2/23)
  • Submission deadline (24/2/23)
  • Shortlisting and mentor allocation – (6/3/23)
  • Grand final – pitching competition (5-7pm 16/3/23 or 23/3/23, Jock Colville Hall – keep both dates free if entering as this will be determined by judging panel availability)
  • Join for formal dinner after the pitching competition – sign up via the College website as usual, and select the ‘enterprise’ group

Get in touch with any questions: rachel.thorley@chu.cam.ac.uk

Competition launch and Team formation

Come along to the launch event to find out about this year’s competition, meet like-minded people and get creating ideas. No need to come with an idea or a team, as this event is an opportunity to form teams and decide which of the UN-SDGs you are excited about tackling. 

People eligible for entry are: Undergraduates, postgraduates or a mixture. Teams may also include recent Churchill alumni (within 5 years of graduation), postdoctoral by-fellows or JRFs. Teams can include members from outside College. Teams contain at least 1 current Churchill student and a Churchill student must be the team lead.

Sign up for enterprise training and events

Enter here – Deadline 24/2/23. Entry form available after launch event

Terms and conditions. To be made available after launch event