Entering business competitions is a great way to develop your skills and raise funds for your business. Here are some of the options available.

Internal competition:

Lightbulb is the University of Aberdeen’s annual business idea competition open exclusively to University of Aberdeen students which takes place in February each year.

It is open to students of all disciplines in every year of study and gives you the opportunity to gain validation and feedback on your business ideas or simply taste the start-up environment on campus.  If you don’t have a business idea at the moment, we run various workshops through the year that can help you develop your concept and provide you with the knowledge and support necessary to start a business.

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External competitions:

Converge Challenge is Scotland’s leading company creation programme for staff, students and recent graduates of all Scottish Universities and Research Institutes. Converge is funded by The Scottish Funding Council, all Scottish Universities, Creative Scotland and a network of commercial partners:

SIE is funded by the Scottish Funding Council and Scottish Enterprise to help students in Scotland develop enterprise skills, discover their entrepreneurial talent and start up their own ventures.

Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards has grown to be one of the UK’s largest student and graduate business pitching competitions offering entrepreneurs the opportunity to win cash prizes, mentoring and start-up support.

Scottish EDGE is a competition aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s up-and-coming, innovative, high-growth potential entrepreneurial talent.