Organised by Middlesex University, London Borough of Barnet Council and Barnet and Southgate College, the competition offers students and local entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their ideas and win cash prizes.
The competition is in three stages with the intention of identifying and developing the very best ideas.
Stage 01: The Elevator Pitch
Applicants have two minutes to pitch their idea to independent judges. Successful candidates progress through to the next round.
Stage 02: The Plan
Contestants are asked to complete a ‘Business Model Canvas’. These will be assessed by judges and three finalists will be chosen.
Stage 03: The Final
Contestants go head-to-head and pitch in front of a live audience and panel of expert judges.
Entries must fit in to one of the following categories:
Tech Businesses: Entries should have hardware and or/software central to the business value proposition.
Non-Tech Businesses: Entries should have a value proposition that is not primarily based around technology or software.
Social Enterprise/Sustainable Business:
This is defined as a business which has a positive impact on social, community or environmental issues.
Register your place for the first pitching stage on one of the following dates:
Tues 22nd January 2019. From 15:00 to 18:00
Brent Cross Shopping Centre
Weds 23rd January 2019. From 11:00 to 14:00
Middlesex University, Hendon Campus
Thurs 24th January 2019. From 11:00 to 14:00
Barnet and Southgate College, Wood Street
Please note: these are ticketed events, and you MUST register to compete.
To find out more, email email@example.com or visit www.mdx.ac.uk/bigidea
To enter the competition, contestants* must fall in to one of the following categories:
-An undergraduate, postgraduate or alumni of Middlesex University
-Barnet and Southgate College student
-London Borough of Barnet resident
*If applicants already have an operational business, it must be less than two years old.