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China UK Entrepreneurship Competition - entry now open!

16 April 2013

Do you have an idea for a business venture involving the UK and China? Fancy a share of 12,000 pounds in cash prizes? The China UK Entrepreneurship Challenge 2013 is now open for entry!

The competition, which aims to encourage new business ventures between China and the UK, is intended to simulate the real-world process of entrepreneurs soliciting start-up funds from venture capitalists.

An attractive prize fund awaits the winners: cash prizes, a potential free work space in London (provided by the University of East London) and an investment opportunity of up to £250,000 for the very best business plans.

The China UK Entrepreneurship Challenge has been developed by leading universities in the UK and China to bring together existing businesses and new student-led start-ups that are looking to develop commercial relationships and exploit market opportunities offered by new business collaborations between China and the UK.

The competition is open to teams of final year undergraduate and postgraduate students and post-doctoral researchers and start-up companies less than two years old.

The 2013 UK competition was launched at University College London (UCL) in April and is co-organised by Lancaster University Management School, UCL, the China Innovation and Development Association (CIDA) and Chongqing and Tianjin Association for Science and Technology.

The sponsors include the University of Durham, the University of East Anglia and the University of East London.

The deadline for entry is 27th May 2013.

To find out more about the competition and the entry process, please visit the China UK Challenge website.