UHI offers £8k for budding entrepreneurs’ best idea

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Entries are now open for the 2022 University of the Highlands and Islands business competition.

Budding entrepreneurs with a business idea are invited to apply, with £8,000 prize money up for grabs.

The competition is open to anyone living in the Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire, as well as all students studying across the University of the Highlands and Islands partnership.

Now in its sixteenth year, the business competition, run by CREATE, part of the centre for remote and sustainable communities based at Inverness College UHI, encourages enterprise and innovation by supporting people to take their first steps on the road to starting their own business.

All finalists will receive feedback and support from some of the region’s top entrepreneurs and business advisors to take their idea forward.

Apply online at www.createhighland.com/learners/competitions by noon on Wednesday March 23 2022.

Entries will be shortlisted to 15 and finalists will be invited to meet the competition judges to discuss their ideas further on finals day on Wednesday May 25.

The University of the Highlands and Islands Business Competition has attracted more than 1,600 entries since it launched 16 years ago and has awarded more than £86,000 in cash prizes.