The deadline for Downing Enterprise 2020 has now passed, and we will not accept any new submissions. Thinking of applying next year? Take a look at the entry rules below.

For eligibility, please see the  competition rules.
For more guidance feel free to contact Downing Enterprise.

To enter, simply fill out this short entry form – click here.

The business plans will be reviewed by the Downing Enterprise Board, consisting of Downing alumni who have entered the investment banking, venture capital, private equity, consulting and IP backgrounds industries.

Shortlisted teams will:

  • Receive mentorship from a Downing Enterprise Board member
  • Be given presentation skills training
  • Be invited to pitch their idea in the Howard Theatre for the chance to win £2,000

After the pitch there may be further opportunity to present a full business plan for seed funding to take your business forward, last year the funds totalled £40,000!