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EGG is a business whose aim is to help more UK start-ups and established businesses expand their global footprint. Our mission is help more British companies to obtain financing, business consulting and other related services overseas. In 2021, EGG helped three British companies secure £65mil investment in Asia.

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Student design competition

Every month, one start-up is awarded up to £150,000 of equity funding along with support from an experienced director and media coverage across

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Accelerator and incubator opportunity

The Bakery is a corporate led accelerator and incubator with over five years experience helping start-ups make revenue from corporate clients.

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A charity that creates environmental campaigns with a difference. Design playful campaigns that inspire people to make healthier, greener lifestyle choices, which often help save money and bring people together.

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Enterprise Nation 2023

Access a wide range of online events to get daily business advice.

Start up 2024

Your chance to discover everything you need to know about starting and growing a business.

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Acumen Academy

Free and low-cost online courses aimed at all levels of social change-makers. Topics include ‘Introduction to Human-Centred Design’, and ‘Business Models for Social Enterprise’.

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Bright SCIdea Challenge

The Bright SCIdea Challenge is an annual entrepreneurial competition which allows STEM university students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) the opportunity to develop and showcase their business skills. Students are asked to develop a plausible scientific concept that could be commercialised for the benefit of society. Teams who apply will: • Receive free exclusive, accredited training to develop their business plan detailing how their idea can be taken to market • Gain access to SCI’s global network of innovators and boost their CV • Be in with the chance to win the £5,000 cash prize