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Durham University

Careers & Enterprise Centre

Blueprint StartUp Challenge

Do you have a great business idea? Take part in the Blueprint StartUp Challenge and win up to £5,000!

The University's Blueprint StartUp Challenge is now in its 17th year and it continues to provide a launchpad for exceptional student start-up businesses.

Blueprint is open to any individual or team of students and recent graduates of the University. By taking part in the competition you will have the opportunity to:

  • Compete for the title of 'Blueprint Enterprise Challenge winner 2019'
  • Win cash prizes at each stage of the competition (Overall winner of the final will receive £5,000)
  • Gain publicity and make vital connections
  • Receive an exceptional package of support to help move your idea forward
  • Be considered to represent Durham University at the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards (which has £90,000 of equity free prize money)

Blueprint entrants can access business adviser appointments, attend workshops and apply for start up funding to help develop their business ideas.

Closed for Entries

Applications for the Blueprint Startup Challenge are now closed. The competition will open again in 2019/20 academic year..