Business Ideas Competition | LAUNCH.ed

Do you have an idea you think could make money or make a difference? Tell us all about it and you could win part of £1,000!

This competition is for current students and recent graduates (two years) from the University of Edinburgh. Your idea does not need to be fully developed and you do not need a complete strategy to put the idea into practice.

If you have an early-stage business or social enterprise idea, this is a fantastic opportunity to find out if your idea has commercial viability and to discover how you can make it a reality.

Are you an engineering student or graduate?

Enter the Business Ideas Competition for engineering students and recent graduates. The same rules apply, you just have to be currently studying or recently graduated (within the last two years) the School of Engineering. Find out more here.

How the competition works

All you have to do is fill in the application form and tell us more about your idea before the deadline which is at 8am on Monday 12th November. Find out more on eligibility and entry criteria here.


The judges will choose the top ideas and winners will be announced at our end of the year, festive event, at the end of November.

1st prize – £500

2nd prize – £300

3rd prize – £200

This competition will run again in September.

For any other enquiries regarding the competition, please email

The University of Edinburgh

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