Enterprise support

  • External competitions

    Santander Universities

    The Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards give financial boosts to early-stage students and graduate business ventures from UK partner universities. Santander UK is a core supporter of university-based entrepreneurship in the UK and a long-time champion of the Brookes Enterprise Support programme.


    Santander Universities

    Enterprise Stars

    A one day enterprise festival culminating the opportunity to win investment and business advice from a panel of investors. Open to students and graduates from any course of study. This is a competition with student enterprise education at its heart. This is a great opportunity for you to gain real life experience.


    Enterprise Stars

    Pitch at the Palace

    Pitch@Palace gives Entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet the people who can help make their business dreams become a reality. Applicants will be connected with Entrepreneurs and early stage businesses with potential supporters. Those selected will be invited to a Bootcamp to receive support and guidance in the run up to their pitching event.


    Pitch at the Palace

    Care Innovation Challenge

    A team focused challenge on creating a project that will improve the social care sector where you have the opportunity to win a £500 grant and receive a mentoring package. The challenge will take place during a weekend style ‘hackathon’, this competition is open to undergraduates, postgraduates and recent grads who have graduated less than 1 year ago.


    Funding: external competitions - Care Innovation Challenge

    Shell LiveWIRE

    A monthly competition where £5000 is awarded to support young innovative entrepreneurs in the UK with ideas that meet the energy and resource needs of a fast-growing population. Over the last three decades, Shell has provided £5 million in funding to over 880,000 people in the UK to help them start a business.


    Funding: external competitions - Shell LiveWIRE