Deadline for entries is 6.00pm on 6 January 2019.

For eligibility, please see the  competition rules. Write a one-page document outlining your business idea. This must not exceed one side of A4 in a reasonable sized font. The one-page plan should cover the following topics:

  • Business idea
  • Market analysis
  • Competitive landscape analysis
  • Team
  • Financials
  • Progress to date

For more guidance feel free to contact Downing Enterprise.

Download a competition entry form here and submit it with your one-page business plan to

The one-page 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.