University Entrepreneurs Challenge – Shortlist Announced!

Kaizen Academy make the final six

Congratulations to Kaizen Academy for being shortlisted to the final six of the University Entrepreneurs Challenge as part of the prestigious Educate North and UK Leadership Awards and Conference 2017.

Founded by a team of students/graduates and world-class martial artists, Kaizen Academy is a dedicated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts facility based in Lancaster with the aim of improving, professionalising and modernising the way in which martial arts are taught. You can read more about Kaizen’s story in the Enterprise Directory here.

The full shortlist for the award can also be found here.

We wish Kaizen the best of luck for the final of the event on the 27th of April!


University Entrepreneurs Challenge

Are you an entrepreneur with a brilliant business idea born out of your time at university?

Have you created a business whilst working in academia? 

Enter the University Entrepreneur’s Challenge and you could walk away with a cash prize, expert assistance, a professional promotional film highlighting your business and influential new contacts.

The challenge is run in conjunction with the prestigious Educate – North and UK Leadership Awards and Conference 2017. Sponsored by the Telegraph Media Group, the challenge aims to find the most innovative businesses that have been founded by graduates, undergraduates, postgraduates or staff from the HE sector across the North of England.

To read more about the competition and entry requirements visit the Educate North website, where you will also find an application form.

Deadline for Applications: Friday 10th March