Postdoc business plan competition open for entries


Cambridge Enterprise and the Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge (EPOC) have launched a new business plan competition aimed at helping University of Cambridge postdocs successfully commercialise their ideas.


Semi-finalists will be offered an opportunity to work on their business plans with experienced mentors from the business community; winners will receive cash prizes: £15,000 (first place) and £7,500 (second place).

If you’re a current postdoc or have a team comprised mostly of University postdocs, you’re qualified to enter.  All you need is a technology-based idea to develop and the determination to succeed.

The competition is open now for applications and closes on 18 September 2015. In addition to mentoring, semi-finalists’ business plans will receive feedback from the judges to help them improve their plan and develop it further.

Finalists will compete on 3 December 2015, pitching their business plans to the judges who are experts in spin-out investment.

The first place winner will have the opportunity to pitch at the next Cambridge Enterprise Venture Partners dinner, an investor forum of venture capitalists and business angels with more than £4 billion of funds under management by members.

Read more information about the competition and how to enter.

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Cambridge Enterprise exists to help University of Cambridge inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs make their ideas and concepts more commercially successful for the benefit of society, the UK economy, the inventors and the University.

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