The Mayor's Entrepreneur Programme

A competition that has asked London’s students to come up with viable, sustainable business ideas since 2012

The programme aims to create growth that makes London cleaner, greener and ready for the future; and, to ensure students see entrepreneurship as a viable career path and get the skills they need to succeed.

The competition is completely free to enter and taps into the perspectives and creativity of London’s students to find solutions that will improve their city.

The programme is delivered in house by Mayor’s Fund for London staff and funded through support from the Citi Foundation. You can contact the competition team directly by email with any questions you may have.

Check out our interactive map of where applications have come from to see how your university is doing

Why enter?

Whether you enter as an individual or as part of a group or both, the benefits to taking part include:

  • improving your skills and future employability
  • free mentoring and workshops from business experts
  • an opportunity to pitch your ideas ‘Dragon’s Den’ style at City Hall
  • a chance to win £20k (equity free) to make your idea happen

Sounds interesting? For email updates and alerts, register your interest or submit your idea by 13 March 2022

About the Competition

And the 2021 winners are:

Meet the 2021 Finalists