What is it?
Formation Zone Business Challenge Schedule
Step 1: Register your contact details with us before 1st November 2017 and attend an introductory session to start the challenge
Step 2: Attend a series of evening workshops to strengthen and develop your business idea during November and December 2017
Step 3: Work on your draft business plan and get initial feedback in January 2018
Step 4: Meet 1:1 with professional advisers to get your crucial questions answered and enhance your business plan for submission in February 2018
Step 5: Attend the Awards networking event, with category winners announced and judges’ feedback provided to all participants 14th March 2018
Once you have registered on the Business Challenge, you will be provided with a full programme of confirmed dates. Please use the registration form to download on our Enter Now page
What to expect
The Challenge starts on 1 November 2017, with our first introductory session, and runs through to February when you submit your business plan to our panel of judges. It is an extracurricular activity that includes a number of workshops in the first semester – idea development, marketing, and finance, and then professional advice sessions in the second semester.
Registration opens at the beginning of October and, once you have registered, you will be added to the Challenge Moodle pages where you will find the full schedule for the competition and all of the resources you’ll need. If you have any questions about the Challenge that are not answered by our webpages, please get in touch using the form below.
The Business Challenge in a nutshell
professional services 1:1s
draft plan feedback
constructive, detailed, judges' feedback
category winner - £650
overall winner - £1,000
6 months Formation Zone package