King’s Entrepreneurship Lab Essay Competition


The King’s Entrepreneurship Lab is delighted to introduce their inaugural Entrepreneurial Essay Competition. The purpose of the competition is to encourage UK Sixth Form students to pursue entrepreneurial aspirations and understand better how to launch an enterprise. The E-Lab is particularly keen to foster this entrepreneurial spirit among students who might not traditionally consider entering the world of business and further hope this competition encourages more young people, who might not think about it, to apply to Oxbridge and Higher Education. More details about the E-Lab can be found here.

Students should choose between one of the three possible choice of essays questions, exploring the importance of entrepreneurism and the challenges that business-people face. Students studying at sixth form, or equivalent, level from all backgrounds and regardless of subjects studied are welcome to enter the competition.

A winner, and three runners up, will be selected by our expert panel of judges: Deborah Meaden, Mervyn King (KC 1968), and incoming Provost Gillian Tett. The winners will be invited to a prize-giving ceremony, held at King’s in late 2023 / early 2024. The winner will share a £1,000 cash prize, to be split equally between the candidate and their school, and two runners-up prizes of £500, again shared equally between the candidate and their school. The school portion of the prize will be issued in the form of book tokens.

The deadline for entries is 26th September 2023. The choice of questions and full details on eligibility and the rules can be found on the E-Lab website here.

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