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The Entrepreneurs' £1k Challenge Training Event

27 Nov 2023 - 13:00
27 Nov 2023 - 18:00

The Entrepreneurs' £1k Challenge Training Event

Want to learn to write like a CEO?
Come join us for an afternoon of free training!

CUE is proud to present The Entrepreneurs' £1k Challenge Training Event

Date and Time: 13:00-17:00 Saturday, 27 November, 2010
Location: Department of Engineering
More details on the speakers: http://cue1000training2010.eventbrite.com/

£5k-a Business Awards

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

£1K Business Winners


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Clone of £1k Training Event 2009/10

Below, you will find slides from the £1k training event held on 28 Nov 2009.

£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 cue1kaward.eventbrite.com

£1K Award Ceremony

21 Jan 2023 - 19:00
21 Jan 2023 - 21:30
  • Pitching of winning teams
  • Mentoring speed meeting

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.

£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

Winners of the £1k Challenge 2008-2009

Last Friday, Cambridge University Entrepreneurs announced the winners of the £1k phase of its annual Entrepreneurs' Challenge. Entrants submitted a 1500 word Executive Summary for their business, which was reviewed by three panels of expert judges with a background in entrepreneurship and early-stage investment.

A total of 7 teams took home a prize of £1000 and presented their business in front of the audience. The winning teams are:

Automatic Gearshift, CamMicrobicide, Gemstone, Magenta, Operation Solar, iSolve and Vortex-MRAM.

We would like to thank the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning for their kind assistance in organising the judging meetings, and acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors that makes this competition possible. They are ARM, Redgate Software, Philips, Taylor Vinters and Cambridge Science Park.

A big well done to all of who entered, we look forward to seeing your ideas develop in the £5k phase of the competition!

Please click read more to learn about the prize giving ceremony and the winning teams.