In less than 100 words, tell us about your existing business, or new business idea.
A shortlist of 99 ideas will be officially notified and asked for more info.
The live pitch at Horatio HQ: The best 4 will get the chance to pitch for investment.
An expenses paid trip to the Horatio HQ where you will pitch for up to £100,000 investment in your business or business idea.
There are a total of 4 opportunities to receive investment of up to £100,000. These investments will be made as follows; 2 for young people who are already running their business, and 2 more for business ideas.
Terms and Conditions
A total of 4 people will pitch their ideas to Horatio Investments.
A maximum of 4 investments will be available. 2 of these are allocated to young people who already have a business, and 2 allocated for business ideas.
There are two stages to the challenges. Those young people who succeed at the first stage are shortlisted for stage 2.
Entrants must be a UK resident.
First stage judging will be carried out by MyKindaCrowd and Horatio Investments
2nd and 3rd stage judging will be completed by Horatio Investments.
Horatio Investment are not obliged to invest a full £400k, or any part of the £400k.
Investments will only be made if the business plan meets Horatio Investments criteria of investment.
Proceeding to stage 3 does not guarantee an investment from Horatio Investments.
How To Enter
Once you have decided on your idea, you can choose to submit your entry in the following formats:
If you have completed your entry on paper, please scan your submission and upload as a JPEG.
You can upload your submission as a video/audio file, or include a link in a word document to a video you have uploaded to YouTube.
If you need any help uploading your submission or have any questions, get in touch and we'll be glad to help
(All submissions are reviewed by our team, please ensure yours is completed in full as any empty or false submissions will be removed and any points awarded deducted from your points total)
Up to £100,000 investment!
Our ethos is simple; We invest in great people. We work alongside them to help realise their full potential. We manage 20 million pounds, to invest in start-ups and early stage companies. There are two things that sets us apart from traditional venture capital company.
Firstly, with every investment we make, we provide a team of experts to help the founders.
Secondly, we invest in young people, either still in education or who have just left.
We think that backing a business is not just about money. Of course Young entrepreneurs need financial support but they ALSO need access to expertise. That's why Horatio have built a great team of entrepreneurs and business people with a proven track record.
This team works closely with the companies we invest in. They help them overcome the challenges that all growing businesses face. Our approach to gives young entrepreneurs the greatest chances of success - a sentiment that is echoed by the businesses we are already working with.