Do you have a great business idea? Take part in the Blueprint Startup Challenge and win a share of £50,000!
The Blueprint Startup Challenge is Durham University’s premier startup competition, providing a launchpad for exceptional student start-up businesses.
By taking part in the competition, you will have the opportunity to:
Applications for this year's Blueprint Startup Challenge are now closed. We will be accepting new applications in October 2024.
The Blueprint Startup Challenge provides a range of opportunities to receive funding for your new venture including:
The main competition: provides prizes ranging from £1,000 to £10,000
PGR Award: has a top prize of £5,000
Social Enterprise Award: win up to £2,000 to grow your social enterprise or project
Engineer Award: £3,000 prize money to be won by startups with founders from Engineering, Computer Science and Bioscience
Start Up Grant Funding: receive up to £250 early-stage grant funding to help you explore new startup ideas.
The Blueprint Startup Challenge is kindly supported by gifts from Santander Universities UK and Richard King, alumnus of Durham University.