HOW IT WORKS
The Ideas Prize Award of the challenge is where we support and progress inspirational ideas from potential entrepreneurs. Anyone from North East England can enter this category if they have a business idea but are not yet established or trading. This award is combined with workshops and is supported by Challenge stakeholders in a unique event that will ensure you begin to build your industry contacts and also give you the chance to win some amazing prizes!
YOUR FIRST STEP: APPLY
This application will be sent to our industry expert partners, instantly increasing your profile in the business community, so make it count!
To kick off this event we will host exciting workshops allowing you to develop your ideas, confidence and contacts, gaining knowledge that can help you take the leap into the world of self-employment!
Whether it’s refining your pitch or understanding sustainability, our partners will help you through these early stages of your journey sharing knowledge to support you.
You’ll then be invited to pitch your idea in 2 minutes and the audience will then vote for their winner. This will be daunting but sharing your ideas, showcasing your passion and increasing your skills are all the experiences you need if you want to go into self-employment.