*Update* Downing Enterprise 2022 is now closed for new applications

The entry form consists of a few basic questions about your prospective company:

  • We want to hear your Executive Summary – In a few paragraphs, how would you describe what your business does?  A non-expert should be able to understand what product or service you provide, and how you intend to make money with your business.
  • We want to know about you and your team – what are your strengths, what are your experiences, and what roles do you play in making the team work well together?
  • What is your target market? – Who will pay for your product?  What is the problem that your potential customers have that needs addressing, and what makes your product the best to suit their needs?  Are you targeting customers who you think would be most engaged by your product?
  • What is your strategy to grow and increase revenue?  From where you are today, what next steps will the business take in order to move towards increased revenue and profitability?
  • How would funding from Downing Enterprise help your business?  If you are successful in this competition, what would be your spending priorities to ensure the funding is best utilised?  Is there something that funding would allow you to do that is currently out of reach for your business?
  • What is the competitive landscape around your product like?  Who would be your main competitors?  How do you intend to compete with other, potentially larger and more established businesses with similar products.
We wish the best of luck to all entrants!
Submission deadline is midday (GMT), 3 January 2022.