Business Challenge

A business plan competition for students and alumni of Plymouth University

Business plan competition

The Business Challenge is a business plan competition brought to you by the award-winning Formation Zone. It’s an annual competition that helps you gain knowledge and expertise to develop your innovative business idea.

Innovative business ideas aim to create a product or service that is new or improved in order to satisfy a customer need. Previous challenge prize winners include ideas for environmentally- friendly cat products, an innovative medical product and a student delivery service.

The Business Challenge in a nutshell

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Workshops

  • idea development
  • marketing
  • finance
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Business plan

  • professional services 1:1s
  • draft plan feedback
  • constructive, detailed, judges' feedback
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Rewards

  • category winner - £650
  • overall winner - £1,000
  • 6 months Formation Zone package

Santander Universities

Plymouth University enjoys a longstanding partnership with Santander Universities. Santander Universities Scholarships are worth more than £50,000 per year and, alongside sponsorship of competitions like the Business Challenge, enhance the Plymouth student experience, employability and internationalisation.

 

www.plymouth.ac.uk/santander-universities

 

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“Winning the FZ business challenge gave credibility to my product and I think that being able to say that you operate out of a business incubator gives a good impression of collaborative innovation.”

Tom Pavelle, Challenge winner

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