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Contents:           Page 1 The Bright Ideas Competition 1 2 Prizes 2 3 What’s in it for you 2 4 Competition Process 2 5 Timeline 3 6 Guidelines for completing the entry form 3 7 Judging criteria 5 8 Submitting your entry form 6 9 Bright Ideas Prize Giving 6 10 The Elevator Pitch 6 11 Documents you need 6 12 Contact details 6 WestFocus Entrepreneurship Centre 1 Bright Ideas 2010/11 Competition
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The Entrepreneurship Centre aims to help students from our universities to develop their entrepreneurial potential.  Institutions in WestFocus are: Brunel University, Kingston University, Roehampton University, Royal Holloway, University  of London St. George’s University of London, Thames Valley University, and University of Westminster.  The Bright Ideas Competition Have you got a bright idea for:  - A new company, service or product? - A social enterprise, project or service? - A better way of presenting, creating or delivering existing products and services? This is your chance to develop your idea into a proposal, and have it evaluated by a panel of entrepreneurial experts. If  you win, you may also be able to pitch your idea to your peers at a special event.  Bright Ideas is an ideas competition launched by WestFocus Entrepreneurship Centre.  It is designed to give WestFocus  students from any discipline the opportunity to deliver an enterprise concept, have it evaluated and win a prize. Along the  way, entrants can develop their entrepreneurial thinking. You need no prior business experience to enter Bright Ideas, it’s open to all WestFocus students – the only requirements  are open mindedness, creativity and enthusiasm! Prizes 7 prizes of £1000  16 prizes of £250 The judges reserve the right not to award prizes, entirely at their discretion. What’s in it for you? Apart from the obvious – money - participating in the competition will: - Give you a chance to explore your ideas and gain confidence in them - Provide you with hands-on experience of learning about business - Look great on your CV - Help you network and seek out future job opportunities - Enable you to learn about making convincing proposals through workshops run during the competition period - Give you automatic membership of the WestFocus Entrepreneurs Club, so you can meet other budding  entrepreneurs and learn from experienced entrepreneurs. Getting your idea out there may kick-start your new business.
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