Just received this message from the Venture Out Team:
With the deadline for Venture Out 2009 (www.manchester.ac.uk/ventureout) fast approaching (Monday 9th Nov, 12 noon), we want to encourage everyone to enter our ideas competition as there are some big cash prizes up for grabs as well as being something to talk about at your next interview.
We are looking for ideas in 3 categories;
CEEBL Green award – to help the environment
Social Enterprise award – to help people and communities
Business Innovation – new services and products
So any ideas that you may have, no matter how simple or incredible they may seem are all potential winners. Last year we had a range of ideas from the seemingly very simple yet powerful right through to the very complex and detailed. We just want you to get those ideas in. The best chance of winning is to actually enter!!
However we do understand that it is not always easy to get started and with that in mind we have put together a set of simple guidance notes which contain some helpful links and tools. This guidance can be downloaded at http://www.box.net/shared/7gohoigqmc . You can also get extra resources and see examples from last year’s entries by becoming a fan of Venture Out on Facebook.
So get those creative juices flowing using an approach of problem seeking – problem solving (alternatively find a need – fill a need) and have a very productive weekend and get those entries flying in.
Best of luck to everyone