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Barnet's BIG Idea: Your chance to win £10,000!

07/01/2020
Do you have an idea for a start-up or a new business?

Given the current circumstances, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Entrepreneurial Barnet Competition until this summer (dates TBC). We believe this is the fairest decision for all potential contestants. The contest will definitely still go ahead, so if you have an idea for a new start-up, product or service, or an idea for a social enterprise that will have a positive impact on society, or if you are running a business that’s less than two years old that needs an extra boost, we still want to hear from you. There is now a confirmed prize fund of £15,000 on offer, along with advice from business experts and online workshops to help develop your idea.

Register your interest in taking part in the competition via Eventbrite – https://entrepreneurial_barnet.eventbrite.co.uk

If you have any questions, please contact us at business@mdx.ac.uk


As an MDX student, you are eligible to enter the BIG competition and have the chance to:

  • Receive support and coaching from business experts
  • Win thousands of pounds to put towards your business
  • Showcase your ideas

Barnet’s BIG Idea Entrepreneurial Competition promotes and develops enterprise and entrepreneurship throughout the student population of the Barnet area.

This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your ideas, be coached by business experts and win funding to develop your business.

Up for grabs this year is a cash prize fund of £10,000 as well as a great selection of other business-enhancing prizes on offer, including digital marketing support, business cards and more.

How does it work?

Stage 1: The Elevator Pitch

Applicants have two minutes to pitch their idea. Successful candidates progress to the next round.

Stage 2: The Plan

Contestants are asked to complete a business plan. These will be assessed by judges and three finalists will be chosen.

Stage 3: The Final

Contestants go head-to-head and pitch in front of a live audience and panel of expert judges.

How to enter

Register at www.mdx.ac.uk/bigidea for the pitching stage

Tuesday 21 January

Slots available from 2.00pm to 4.30pm

Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Prince Charles Drive, NW4 3FP

Register to pitch at Brent Cross

Wednesday 22 January

Slots available from 12.00pm to 2.00pm

Barnet and Southgate College, Wood Street, Barnet, EN5 4AZ

Register to pitch at Barnet and Southgate College

Thursday 23 January

Slots available from 11.00am to 2.00pm

Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, NW4 4BT

Register to pitch at Middlesex University

Friday 24 January

Slots available from 12.00pm to 2.00pm

The Stay Club, 16-18 Charcot Road, Colindale, NW9 5WU

Register to pitch at The Stay Club

These are ticketed events and you must register a place to enter.

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