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:
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 Pitch Award: has a top prize of £5,000
Social Impact Award: win up to £5,000 to grow your social enterprise or project
Applications for this year's Blueprint Startup Challenge main competition are now closed. We will be accepting new applications in October 2024.
Applications to the PGR Pitch Award and Social Impact Award will open in January 2024.
The Blueprint Startup Challenge is kindly supported by gifts from Santander Universities UK and Richard King, alumnus of Durham University.