Churchill College Enterprise Competition

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

Competition rules Watch the video

Churchill College Enterprise Competition

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

Competition rules Watch the video


Capturing the spirit of Churchill’s intent to produce the leaders of the future, this competition seeks to identify the best business ideas of current Churchill students and alumni.

The aim of this competition is to create an environment where Churchill students and alumni can gain knowledge and skills in whatever future direction their careers take: corporate, banking, consulting or entrepreneurship.

The competition is open to all current members of College, including alumni, with an idea for an innovative service or product they would like to develop. Prizes include mentoring and cash prizes to enable participants to develop their ideas further.

Prospective entrants are invited to contact if they have any questions and / or to seek advice on potential submissions. The submission deadline is Sunday 6 March 2022. The finals will take place on Wednesday 27 April 2022.

Enterprise Competition 2019 Social Card

"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

Competition Rules

2019 competition winners

Competition sponsors

Shenzhen logo (small)

Headline sponsor

The Churchill College Enterprise Competition is being generously supported for the next three years by our headline sponsor; the Federation of Shenzhen Commerce (FSC). The FSC is a mutual-benefit and non-profit social organisation formed by the top Shenzhen entrepreneurs for acquiring important information, social and governmental resources.


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Supporting sponsor

Our supporting sponsor CyberHive is delighted to sponsor a £250 award for the team with the "Most Innovative Technology". CyberHive is a technology company, led by three Cambridge graduates with a mission to thwart cyber criminals and make data breaches a thing of the past. Its patented "Trusted Cloud" cyber security technology was launched in July 2018. The company has grown strongly since that time, securing a significant investment in April 2021 to further accelerate their growth


Our judges are all Churchill alumni or current Fellows—eminently qualified and successful in diverse sectors such as investment, management, research and manufacturing

Meet our judges

Harry Bullivant

Meet competition judge Harry

Meet Harry
Vik Chadha

Meet competition judge Vik

Meet Vik
Philip Hilton

Meet competition judge Philip

Meet Philip
Julie Kilcoyne

Meet competition judge Julie

Meet Julie
Professor Tim Minshall

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Meet Tim
Alan Platt

Meet competition judge Alan

Meet Alan

Useful Links

The University Enterprise Network

This website is for students and staff at the University of Cambridge who are interested in enterprise and innovation. It provides links to the different ways you can get involved in a range of activities at Cambridge, such as learning new skills, attending networking events, getting a job or internship a start-up, starting your own business, or getting the results of your research applied in industry.

The University Enterprise Network

Churchill College Engineering Society (ChuEng)

Churchill College Engineering Society (or ChuEng for short) is an academic and social hub for the engineering community of Churchill, from Undergrads to Fellows. We run events, talks, and socials throughout the year as well as showcasing the engineering talent of the college both past and present.

Churchill College Engineering Society