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Postdoc Business Plan Competition - apply by 29 June

last modified May 04, 2017 10:42 AM
Cambridge Enterprise and the Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge (EPoC) have launched their business creation competition for postdocs of the University of Cambridge, a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a passion for entrepreneurship and an idea to explore.

Are you a Cambridge postdoc interested in starting a company to commercialise your research? Now’s the time to start your entrepreneurial journey.

  • Win funding for your idea of up to £20k
  • Receive mentoring and support
  • Network with like-minded postdocs
  • Pitch to high-profile investors and technology transfer experts

The contest offers the chance for you to win early funding for your business idea, with awards of £20k and £10k for the two winners.

If you reach the semi-final, you will receive high-level mentoring from Cambridge Enterprise’s network to improve your plans. And if you are selected for the grand finale, which will be on 2 November 2017 at Peterhouse College, you’ll receive coaching to then pitch your idea to a panel of judges. Two winners will be selected.

Cambridge Enterprise are running surgeries to help you with your application. If you would like help with your application, drop in to the Hauser Forum any Friday between now and 23 June between 10 and 12 and ask for Tania Balsa at reception. Alternatively, for an informal chat about your entry, contact Tania Balsa.

To apply, submit your business plan to us by 29 June 2017. Full details can be found here.

Projects must be led by a current postdoc of the University or have a majority of team members who are current University postdocs.

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