January 2018
Entrepreneurship Prize opens for Business Idea submissions

21 February 2018
Deadline for one-page Business Idea submissions

By 30 March 2018
Unsuccessful entrants notified that their Business Idea was unsuccessful.

6 April 2018
Deadline for submission of supplementary information (4 pages).

By 24 April 2018
Entrants notified whether or not their supplementary information pages have received an award.

Winners invited to prepare a full Business Plan to present to the Entrepreneurship Panel during June 2018.

By 21 May 2018
Business Plan paperwork, presentation slides, and any presentation needs to be submitted for pre-presentation administration.

By 26 May 2018
Lyons Den presentation times confirmed with entrants.

28 June 2018
The Lyons Den: presentation of Business Plans to the Entrepreneurship Panel

By 29 June 2018:
Lyons Den entrants notified whether they will receive further funding (£20,000, £10,000, £5,000)

By 30 July 2018:
Winners to send in a general follow-up statement

By 31 December 2018:
Winners to send through a 6-month progress update statement

By 31 December 2019:
Winners to send through an 18-month progress update statement