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 4:00pm, 11th January 2017.



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 4:00pm, 20th December 2016.


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.