UCFB is delighted to announce the return of the popular Dragon’s Den-style UCFB Sports Entrepreneur Competition, with cash prizes up for grabs for innovative students.

The competition is led by UCFB Chairman Brendan Flood and provides students with an unprecedented opportunity to compete for vital company investment.

Students from UCFB Wembley and UCFB Etihad Campus will be asked to pitch their sports business ideas to a UCFB panel and then field any questions they might have. The winning team or individual from each campus will receive a huge £5,000 investment, as well as being mentored through the development stages of their business.

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Previous winners have included Liam Kiziltan, who founded EQUIP – a company that aims to get school children fit, and Jordan Clements, who runs coaching group Revolution Soccer Canada.

Entries can be from individuals or groups of students, with the following information provided:

  1. Proposed name of business venture
  2. Names of students involved
  3. Detailed business plan with a breakdown of known costs

This entry should be emailed to either s.fitzjohn@ucfb.com (Wembley entries) or m.halliday@ucfb.com (Etihad) by Sunday 31st January 2021 at 5pm. The shortlisted groups will then be notified and invited to present to the panel in late February – exact date and time TBC.

Good luck!