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In line with the College’s founding mission, the Churchill College Enterprise Competition exists in order to promote and encourage entrepreneurship and mentoring. It is open to all areas of endeavour, be it social, business, scientific or technological. It is run by Churchill College for the benefit of Churchillians.
The competition will award a prize of £1,000 for the entry considered by the judges to present the best business proposition. There will also be a £250 award for the 'Most Innovative Technology'.
Judging will be undertaken by the Churchill College Enterprise Board comprised of alumni and Fellows.
The competition is open to Churchill College's current students, Junior Research Fellows and Churchill alumni. Entries will be accepted from both individuals and teams. Teams must include at least one member who satisfies the eligibility requirements for individual entries. There will be an open advisory session in College on Tuesday 29 January 2019 at 7.30pm, for prospective entrants to ask questions and gain some one-to-one advice on potential submissions from some of the Board members.
Stage 1: Submission
Entries should be on no more than one sheet of A4 and must include:
Please save your submission document as a PDF or word doc using the following file name protocol; surname, name, name of project, and email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the submission deadline of Friday 1 March 2019.
Stage 2: shortlisting
All valid entries will be assessed and a shortlist of up to 10 entries will be selected to progress to the final round of the competition.
The Board will assign a mentor to each of the shortlisted contestant entries. The assigned mentor will provide advice and guidance to assist preparation for the final round of the competition.
Board members and entrants will sign non-disclosure agreements concerning all entries selected for the final round.
Stage 3: Final
The final will be held at Churchill College, Cambridge on Monday 29 April 2019.
Each of the shortlisted competitors will be invited to give a presentation to the Board lasting no longer than 20 minutes.
The final presentations are to be delivered in person by either the individual or member(s) of the team making the entry.
The judges will select the winning entry based on a combination of the final presentation and the initial submission.
The Board's decision will be final.
All competition finalists: