£100,000 investment for your business!
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Horatio are looking for bright, talented young people who have the potential to become great entrepreneurs.

Apply if you have an existing business and are looking for investment to grow or you have an amazing idea that needs investment to get started.


Challenge details

Stage 1:

In less than 100 words, tell us about your existing business, or new business idea.

Stage 2:

A shortlist of 99 ideas will be officially notified and asked for more info.

Stage 3:

The live pitch at Horatio HQ: The best 4 will get the chance to pitch for investment.

The Prize

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
  1. A total of 4 people will pitch their ideas to Horatio Investments.
  2. 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.
  3. There are two stages to the challenges. Those young people who succeed at the first stage are shortlisted for stage 2.
  4. Entrants must be a UK resident.


  1. First stage judging will be carried out by MyKindaCrowd and Horatio Investments
  2. 2nd and 3rd stage judging will be completed by Horatio Investments.


  1. Horatio Investment are not obliged to invest a full £400k, or any part of the £400k.
  2. Investments will only be made if the business plan meets Horatio Investments criteria of investment.
  3. 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:

  • Word Document
  • PDF
  • Powerpoint Presentation
  • 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)


The Prizes

Up to £100,000 investment!



Horatio Investments