Liverpool Business Competition shortlist announced

Five businesses have made it through to the second stage of the Liverpool Business Competition.

The first stage of the competition, now in its second year, encouraged undergraduate student entrepreneurs to submit a business pitch with a PowerPoint, short pitch video and financial plan documents.

The five successful applicants through to the second stage, from areas including driving apps, giftware and beauty products, will now run marketing campaigns to encourage people to vote for their pitch videos which are being hosted online here.

The four entrepreneurs with the most votes will then go through to the final stage of the competition which will see them 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 to gain significant business support, professional development and potential customer interest.

The shortlist

  • Camelus Beauty
  • Lyfe
  • Culture and Me
  • Naturally Devine
  • Discover Drive

Find out more about the shortlist here.

How to vote

To vote for your favourite, just visit the voting page here, select the voting hyperlink and choose your favourite. Voting will close on Friday 1 November at 5pm.


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.

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