The Downing Enterprise Competition

The Downing Enterprise Competition is open to ALL TEAMS* where at least one member is a student or alumnus of Downing College, University of Cambridge.

* If your team is looking for a Downing member who can contribute to your business or startup idea, please read 'Enter Competition'- 'Welcoming a Downing Member - Pairing-up scheme'.

  • Win £1000 for a one-page business plan 
  • Enter for the chance to win up to £25,000 investment for your startup
  • Get your business idea or invention of the ground
  • Pick up valuable business skills
  • Gain support from a board of experienced judges


Deadline for submission of a one-page business plan is noon, 6th January 2016.



Get Involved, Downing Members

Are you looking to join a new, exciting startup, taking part in the Downing Enterprise Competition?

Submit your skills-based CV through this form and access a database of startups looking for Downing members to contribute their skills and knowledge to their team!

Once your entry has been recorded, you will be e-mailed a list of start-ups looking for new members. If you find a start-up you are interested in, please contact quoting the reference number.

If you wish, you will also be added to a database shown* to start-ups looking for new skilled members to join their team.

*All contacts between start-ups and Downing members on the lists will be made through the Downing Enterprise Chief Operating Officer. The start-ups will not be able to see your name or contact details, they will just see a reference number and your skills-based responses to this form. 


Closing deadline for CV submission is noon, 10th December 2015.


Contact us

If you would like to know more about Downing Enterprise, or have any questions about the competition, email Downing Enterprise for further details.