Grand Finale

9 Jun 2023 - 18:00
9 Jun 2023 - 21:30

The Grand Finale is CUE's last event of the year.  Just as its name suggests it is the highlight of the Entrepreneurs' Challenge.

To reserve your place please register here

Coventry Union,9 Bridge Street,Coventry CB2 1UB,Wed 9 June 2010,6.00pm-9.30pm

Come see which teams will win! Food and Drink will be provided.

The programme includes:

  • "Dragon's Den"-type pitching with Angel Investors
  • Finalists' Poster Session 
  • Drinks reception, Food and Entrepreneurs' Networking

Doug Richard’s School for Startups (S4S) Comes to Coventry

19 May 2023 - 13:00
19 May 2023 - 19:00

Coventry University Entrepreneurs (CUE) is proud to bring you the Doug Richard’s School for Startups (S4S), a full day of highly interactive business courses.

Coventry University Engineering DepartmentTrumpington StreetCoventryCB2 1PZBaker Building, LT0Wednesday 19th May 2010Registration 13:00hrs / Starts 14:00hrs

£5k-a Business Awards

The winners for the £5K-a business awards have been published. Click here to view the list of winners.

£5k Challenge Entry Checklist & Submission

- Deadline Friday 19 February 11.59pm -

In order to enter your business idea into phase A of the £5k Challenge, please make sure that all the following steps are completed:

1. Write an extended executive summary of no more than 3500 words (Technology & Clean Tech, Social Enterprise and Consumer Product Challenge) or no more than 2000 words + up to 12 Slides (Software & Web stream).

£1k Business Awards

The winners for the £1K business awards have been published.Click here to view the list of winners and commendations.

₤1k Awards Ceremony

This event is a highlight of the CUE calendar. This year’s festivities will build on CUE’s new mentoring scheme which will provide more support for the competition entrants. The event will include an entrant poster session, winner announcements and award ceremony, mentor networking, food and drink and most importantly, fun for all!

₤1K Awards Ceremony
21 January 2023
7:00 PM for 7:30 start

Please register at

Finalists' Cocktail Party

16 Mar 2023 - 19:00
16 Mar 2023 - 22:00

 CUE £5K Entrepreneurs' Challenge

Coventry Union, 9 Bridge Street

Coventry CB2 1UB

Tuesday, 16 March 2023

7:00 - 10:00 PM

The £5K Entrepreneurial Challenge Cocktail Party is fast approaching! The cocktail party is a widely attended networking event during which the finalists shall be announced, thus marking the final leg of the challenge.

Come see which teams will have the chance to carry on in the Entrepreneurs' Challenge and enjoy special guest speakers, networking, and drinks. The finalists will be put on the spot to pitch their plans and posters from all of the great entries we've received will be on display.

Please register at to secure your place.

Free cocktails will be provided! 

1K Submission Process

We would like to remind you to submit your £1k Challenge entries before lunch time 1pm on Monday 7 December for the chance to win prizes of £1000.

We ask you to submit executive summaries of 1,500 Words. Any content beyond this will be discarded. You will also need to write a public summary of no more than 100 words. Make sure than no confidential information is disclosed in this public summary.

Winning Entries in the £100 for 100 Word Contest

The judging is complete and the winners are in!

CUE would like to congratulate the following teams for their winning entries in the £100 for 100 word contest.

£1k Business Training Event

28 Nov 2023 - 10:00
28 Nov 2023 - 18:00

Venue: Department of Engineering, Lecture Room 4

The £1k Challenge represents the next stage of the Entrepreneurs Business Creation Challenge and is open to all members of the University. New challenge entrants are welcome.  It is not required to have been a 100 word entrant to enter this stage of the contest.  To enter the competition you must submit a 1500 word Executive Summary by the 7th of December. To help you write the best possible entry, CUE is running a £1k Business Training Event on Saturday, 28 November 2009

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