London start up business competitionInnovation Leaders, Creative people, Young Entrepreneurs…Let us TiE London support you!

Do you have a great business plan or start up idea but you need a little kick start when it comes to funds? Then enter the forthcoming TiE London Start-up competition for the chance to win up to 1,000,000$ in capital investment for your business.

It's not only a great opportunity for you to grab some funding but also a great sounding board for your ideas.

There's not much time though - entries have to be in by the 16th December so you better start polishing that plan and get it over.

Find full details below-

TiE London is happy to call for entries for this year’s TiE International Startup Competition! Here is your chance to win up to 1,000,000$ in capital investment, plus a real-world experience with 275+ high calibre judges, all senior level investors, entrepreneurs and industry leaders.

TIE International Startup Competition is a 2 track competition in which teams can choose either the Rice University Track or the Investor Track. Those who choose the Rice Track must meet additional eligibility requirements* including having at least two student team members on their team, one graduate level University student. This competition provides a chance to compete in World's largest and most successful Business Plan Competition at Rice University in Houston, Texas awarding more than $2.9 million in prizes in 2015; more than 155 past competitors are in business today having raised in excess of $844 million and employing more than 2000 in these early stage businesses.

The second track, the Investor Track, is open to all and will lead the teams to the World’s Largest Entrepreneurial Conference, TiEcon for the Global Finals in Santa Clara, California.

What winners will get?

  • Generous funding opportunities: $2.9 Million + in prize money was awarded with all teams winning at least one cash award were granted in 2015
  • Opportunities to receive individual feedback during 3 separate sessions
  • All expenses paid for the trip to Houston or Santa Clara  (flights, hotel, meals)
  • Attend Power Boot camp hosted by TiE Silicon Valley or TIE Houston
  • Exposure to TiE Angels and VC’s
  • Free tickets to TiEcon 2017
  • Booth at TiEcon for top 3 Finalists

Who's Eligible for the Rice Track ?

The competition is for students enrolled in a degree program (students in certificate programs are not eligible) in the current academic year. Students who graduated in the preceding academic year are not eligible to participate. However, an exception will be made for students who both worked on their business plan or technology in the prior academic year and graduated during the preceding summer, i.e. the summer of 2015. An exception will also be made for students from non-US universities that have a different academic calendar.

How to submit your application?

Website for submission:

Business Plan Submission Date: 16–Dec- 2016 11:59 PM 

European Finals in London: 28 February 2017

Local European Venue: To Be Confirmed

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