How to enter

Submissions for Downing Enterprise 2018 have closed.
First, have a read through the competition rules to make sure that your team is eligible to apply and you understand how the competition works.

If you're happy to proceed, write a one-page document outlining your business idea. This must be word-processed and must not exceed one side of A4 in a reasonable sized font. The one-page plan should cover the following topics:

  • Business idea
  • Market analysis
  • Competitive landscape analysis
  • Team
  • Financials
  • Progress to date

If you would like any more guidance on what should be included in your one-page plan, email Downing Enterprise for additional support.

Download a competition entry form here and fill it in, listing the full names of all team members and their affiliations (e.g. Downing student, alumnus, student of another College etc), along with their subjects, years and the names of tutors and directors of studies and full contact details (home and College).  Remember to designate a Team Leader with a Downing affiliation, and to get each member of the team to sign and date the entry form.

Attach your entry form to your one-page business plan and send an electronic copy to