Last chance to enter our Great British Entrepreneur Challenge for a chance to win up to £50,000

Today is the last chance to enter our Great British Entrepreneur Challenge for a shot at winning up to £50,000 in seed funding as well as expert advice and mentoring.

Now in it’s second year, This is Money has once again teamed up with Andy Yates, a successful entrepreneur and angel investor, to launch the unique competition offering for British start-ups. 

But entries will not be considered after the midnight cut-off, so get your application in before it’s too late. 

We want you: Enter This is Money’s The Great British Entrepreneurial Challenge for business advice, mentoring and the chance to pitch for up to £50k of seed funding

Last year’s winner, Lee Flavin scooped the full £50,000 prize to accelerate his venture RateSwitch, which helps mortgage owners find the best rates from their existing lenders – even if their family or financial circumstances have changed. 

The Cardiff based start-up has now revamped its whole business, doubled in size, forged key strategic partnerships with major business partners and is set to grow rapidly in 2019.



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This is Money editor Simon Lambert and the site’s small business journalists will also be involved and we will follow your business’s progress and write about it for our readers.

So, if you have a great idea, a start-up or a young, growing business, read on for Andy’s explanation of how you could benefit from this once in a lifetime chance.

What we’re looking for 

It is no secret that start-ups need a lot of hard work and help to succeed.

 So we are looking for entrepreneurs who can show they are willing to go that extra mile on their business journey.

What we want to see: 

A passionate entrepreneur or team of co-founders. Full time commitment. Some early sales and business traction. A big and exciting market to go for. A real desire to grow and scale your start-up.A British based business – in any sector, anywhere.

If you have got what it takes – we want to take your business to the next level. 

How to enter the Great British Entrepreneur Challenge

To enter your start-up or early stage company in the Great British Entrepreneur Challenge, please email [email protected]  

Your application should include: 

Your name and contact details (including email, mobile phone, relevant social media links).A summary of your business idea, why it’s different from competitors and how big your market is (up to 150 words).A summary of what you have achieved so far, including sales and progress you have made (up to 150 words). Tell us why you are the right person or team to benefit from the Great Entrepreneur Challenge (up to 150 words). A link to any websites, videos or other useful information to help with your application.

Deadline for the first round of the Great British Entrepreneur Challenge: 1 March 2019.

Between 10 March and 20 March, applicants may be contacted for information and feedback.

Selected applicants will be invited for interviews to be held at This is Money’s offices in London from 25 March. We can only reply to selected applicants and the judges’ decision will be final.

We can only reply to selected applicants and the judges’ decision will be final. 

Good luck!