The Mayor's Entrepreneur Competition is looking for smart business ideas from London based students to improve their city. This year the competition has expanded to offer three prizes of £20,000 each - one for each award category. The three award categories are Environment, Tech, and Creative Industries. You can find out more about the categories and the challenges facing London here.
There are also workshops being run at City Hall, with a chance to network, develop soft skills, pitching ideas, as well as hear from past winners and finalists. The workshops are also there to support students applying to the competition. The workshops are free, but with such high demand you must register to attend. The next available workshop is from 2pm - 4.30pm on the 23rd January 2019.
Previous winners of the competition include Arthur Kay from UCL and his idea Bio-Bean, which turns ground coffee waste into biofuels. He has since gone on to create a company employing 50, worth 10 million, and built the world’s first waste coffee recycling factory.
Applications for the completion close midnight on the 17th February 2019.
You can visit www.london.gov.uk/entrepreneur to find out more about the competition and read about previous success stories.
Equally, if you have any questions, you can email Anneiston the MDX intern for the completion at firstname.lastname@example.org.