Enterprising events and competitions

Being enterprising is about doing things and what better way to start than by entering yourself into a competition or attending one of our events.

Be inspired, be daring and find out about the latest opportunities.


Find out about the latest events below (student login or graduate account required).

Enterprising event listing

  • Facebook Marketing in a Digital World
    Learn how to best advertise to Facebook's 2.80 billion monthly users! This exclusive event will provide insights into consumer behaviour and how to create adverts accordingly. Create your own marketing content and receive feedback!
    15:00 Fri 01 Oct 2021
    Online - link will be sent in confirmation email or prior to the event
  • Birmingham Dogs' Home Marketing Consultancy
    Induction session for the challenge: Birmingham Dogs' Home need a team of consultants to brand and market their new veterinary clinic.
    14:00 Wed 06 Oct 2021
  • Etsy: Growing Your Business Online
    Learn from the experts to get top tips on to how to grow your business online! Everything you need to know about getting started on Etsy and why Etsy is a great place for emerging designers, and the new tools and products that are available.
    15:00 Thu 21 Oct 2021
    Online - link will be sent in confirmation email or prior to the event


Mike McLeod, Santander winner

Engineers in Business Competition

The University of Birmingham is collaborating with Engineers in Business Fellowship (EIBF) to provide students with the opportunity to enter the 2021 Engineers in Business Competition.

Engineers in Business competition available to UoB students

The Engineers in Business Competition Prize Fund is specifically for undergraduate and graduate engineers. It seeks to increase the participation levels in business courses or business competitions by engineering undergraduates/graduates. EIBF does this because it believes that encouraging more commercial education for undergraduate and graduate engineers is good for engineers and the economy.

This year, the University of Birmingham is hosting an internal competition with a chance to win a share of the £3,000 prize fund. Winners of the internal competition, will be entered into the Champion of Champions Final for a chance to compete for a national prize of a £10,000 prize pot. Applications can be on an individual basis or you can enter as a team.



Make your passion for innovation a reality by becoming an ambassador for the West Midlands by exploring how 5G is set to revolutionise our lives.

Do you want to explore 5G and how it is changing the way we use devices, connectivity and data?  By opening up a world of exciting possibilities across business, transport, healthcare and manufacturing, to name a few, 5G will impact our day to day lives.

Apply for West Midlands 5G's opportunity to explore '5G in 5Days'

  • Are you passionate about digital technology and its potential to change how we work, live and play?
  • Are you interested in bringing your ideas and interests to life and utilising cutting-edge technology to improve the lives of our communities?
  • Do you want access to a brand-new opportunity for young people in the region?

Apply today to join West Midlands 5G on their 5G in 5 Days programme.


The Creator Fund

The Creator Fund competition brings together the most exciting university founders from across the UK.

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Compete against other startups in your region and then win the chance to join us for our UK-wide Demo Day. Participants get access to workshops about starting and scaling a business. The Demo Day is a pitch in front of leading VCs. We crown the UK’s best student startup and winners receive prizes including:

  • £3000 of cash prizes (no equity)
  • Free office space for a year
  • £20,000 SEIS investment
  • One-to-one free IP and legal support for all finalists.

All you need is a deck to apply. You must be a student or academic at a UK university. Applications close on July 4th. 



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