The 2019 Mayor's Entrepreneur Competition has launched and now in its seventh year has been expanded to offer three prizes of £20,000 each - one for each award category. The competition asks London based students to come up with solutions that can improve their city. The three award categories are Environment, Tech, and Creative Industries. You can find out more about the categories and the challenges facing London here.
Ideas can only be entered under one award category, with business ideas for each sector being judged separately. Additionally, there will be a semi-final round this year to get the top 90 down to the final 15, who will then pitch to a panel of celebrity judges.
There are also three identical workshops being run at City Hall, with a chance to network, develop soft skills and pitching ideas, as well as advice from past winners and finalists. The workshop is also there
to support students applying to the Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition. The workshops are free but you must register to attend. The workshops are from 10am - 12.30pm on 25 October, 12 December and 23 January.