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Blueprint Startup Challenge

Do you have a great business idea? Take part in the Blueprint Startup Challenge and win up to £10,000!

The University's Blueprint Startup Challenge is now in its 20th 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 Startup Challenge Winner 2023'
  • Win cash prizes at each stage of the competition (Overall winner of the final will receive £10,000)
  • Access bespoke workshop series (in Epiphany term) to help you prepare for the final pitch
  • Receive support from a mentor selected from our global alumni community and wider business network
  • Gain publicity and make vital connections

Enter the Blueprint Startup Challenge

Entries for Blueprint Startup Challenge will open in January 2023.

Please contact Rachel Bickerdike if you have any questions.

The Blueprint Startup Challenge is kindly supported by gifts from Santander Universities UK and Jonathan Hazan, alumnus of Durham University.