Student entrepreneurs encouraged to take part in the 2019 Liverpool Business Competition

Students with established or start up business ideas are being encouraged to enter the Liverpool Business Competition.

The competition, now in its second year encourages undergraduate student entrepreneurs to submit a business pitch to a panel of judges.

Running from 30 September 2019, the competition is open to all University of Liverpool undergraduates, who can enter as individuals or as a group into one of four categories:

  • Best International Business
  • Best Digitally Innovative
  • Best Start-Up Business
  • Best Established Business

The competition has three stages. The first involves submitting a PowerPoint pitch deck, a short pitch video and financial plan documents. Stage two sees successful entrants’ pitch videos hosted online before they are required to run a marketing campaign for votes. The final stage will see the highest voted six teams pitch their business idea to an invited panel of judges in front of a live audience.

Whilst many will be entering to win, the competition has been welcomed as a way for students with both established enterprises and new start-ups to gain significant business support, professional development and potential customer interest.

The prizes, which have all been donated by companies, include:

  • £5,000 cash for the overall winner from Santander
  • £1000 for each category winner
  • Business mentoring from former Liverpool Football Club CEO Rick Parry

More information about the Liverpool Business Competition can be found on the Management School webpages. If you are interested in finding out how to get involved please contact Lee Wainwright. You can find information on how to apply at:

Key Dates

30 Sep Applications open
18 Oct Applications close
21 Oct Judging for stage two
28 Oct Stage two successful applications announced and vote opens
29 Oct Compulsory Speed Mentoring event
01 Nov Stage two voting closes
04 Nov Finalists announced for live pitch
12 Nov Live pitch takes place and winners announced – 30 James Street