By 3 February 2017

  • Entrepreneurship Prize opens for Business Idea submissions.

7 March 2017

  • Deadline for one-page Business Idea submissions.

By 16 March 2017

  • Entrants notified whether or not their Idea submission has been successful.
  • Interim prizes awarded.
  • Shortlisted entrants invited to submit supplementary information

By 12 April

  • Deadline for submission of supplementary information

By 30 April

  • Entrants notified whether or not they will be taken to the Lyons Den.
  • First round prizes awarded
  • Invitation to prepare a full Business Case to present to the Entrepreneurship Board judges during June 2017.

By 25 May 2017

  • Business Plan paperwork is submitted for pre-presentation administration.

By 26 May 2017

  •     Lyons Den presentation dates and times confirmed.

9 June 2017

  • Presentation of Business Plans to Entrepreneurship Board.
  • Entrants must ensure they are available during this time. Exceptions will be considered in the case of undergraduate students sitting exams shortly before.
  • Second round prizes will not be awarded without an interview scenario (either in person or via Skype or similar medium for overseas entrants).

By 30 June 2017 

  • Entrants will be notified whether they will receive further funding (up to £20,000).

By 30 July 2017

  • Winners to send through a general follow-up statement.

By 31 December 2017

  • Winners to send through a 6-month progress update statement.

By 31 December 2018

  • Winners to send through an 18-month progress update statement.