£1k Business Ideas Competition Winners Announced

This year's Coventry University Entrepreneurs £1k Business Ideas Competition came to a fitting and climactic conclusion on 24 January 2023 with the £1k Awards Ceremony. Held in the grandeur of Coventry's Guildhall, the awards attracted over 200 students, staff and sponsors to network with one another, browse the 86 ideas entered, and hear the 10 winners announced. Click here to browse photographs of the event.

The winners were:

Coventry Temperature Concepts
ChitoSci Solutions
RemRom Medical Devices

"This is a truly record year for Coventry University Entrepreneurs," said Rahul Vohra, President of Coventry University Entrepreneurs. "There is unprecedented excitement about the competitions: we received 33% more entries than in any previous year and as a result the competition was extremely tough. We simply can't wait to see the ideas which enter the CUE business creation competition."

Click here to browse the summaries of all the entrants; click here to browse summaries of all the winners.

The winning ideas were diverse, from automatic data backup to pest control to industrial sensing. Each winning team received £1,000 cash to spend how they please. Every team also received valuable feedback from CUE's expert team of judges and all the teams are invited to enter their idea into the first stage of CUE's business creation competition, in which prizes totalling £30,000 will be awarded to the winners.

CUE would like to thank and congratulate everyone who entered. Especial thanks go to the Gold Sponsors: Greater Coventry Partnership, PA Consulting, Coventry Angels, 3i, ARM and Filemot, and to all our other sponsors, for their continued and invaluable support.