£100 Challenge

- £100 for 100 words -

The competition is now closed and the entries are being judged. The results will be announced soon.

The best essay you'll ever write.

CU Entrepreneurs has 20 cash prizes of £100 to give away, each for a summary of a business idea of not more than 100 words. The challenge is to condense what you want to say and get all the major points across in a single paragraph.  Remember to make your idea 'POP'

  • Make sure you describe its Potential
  • Make sure that your idea is Original
  • Make sure your idea is well Presented and clear

The £100 Challenge is what you make of it - the start of something big, or a quick way to pocket £100. Ultimately, CU Entrepreneurs want to help you make your ideas happen. Since 1999 we have awarded over £360k and our alumni companies are worth over £42m.

A note about confidentiality:

A few entrants have been concerned that their ideas will be "stolen" as a result of entering the £100 Challenge. To avoid this, we advise that you submit a public summary describing:

  • the "what" (what role it fills)
  • the "why" (why people will want it)
  • but NOT the "how" (how it works or how someone could duplicate it).

In Phases 2 and 3 of the Challenge, CU Entrepreneurs will take measures to protect the confidentiality of your entries. All judges and entrants will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement. Failure to comply will lead to prosecution.