Competition for entrepreneurial Sussex students to win £1,000
By: Craig Ryder
Last updated: Monday, 10 March 2014
SussexFood are hosting a competition called Idea Works, giving students the chance to win £1,000.
To enter, students are being asked to call upon their entrepreneurial spirit, conceive a food-related business idea and submit it at the Compass Group online portal.
SussexFood are completely open to all interpretation of the term ‘idea’’, as long as it is food related. For example, entries around experimental and international food concepts are expected and, if they are on trend and tasty, will score well. But equally, SussexFood encourage “non-traditional" food entries - anything from handy new kitchen utensils to hyper-modern smartphone apps.
The entries evaluated to be the best will proceed to the final round, where students will present their idea to a panel of four expert judges - two Sussex professors and two Compass Group food specialists.
The panel will decide the winner and award the £1,000 prize.
If the panel evaluate the winner's concept to have genuine business credibility, the entrepreneur will not only pocket £1,000, but could also have their idea taken to the next level, and put into production with one of the world’s largest foodservice companies.
Students should submit their entries before the 5pm deadline on Friday 4 April. The final presentations with the panel are scheduled for Thursday 10 April, although confirmation of this will follow.
If you have any questions or would like to talk through a possible idea, contact Craig Ryder at SussexFood on firstname.lastname@example.org. Further competition information will appear on the SussexFood Facebook page.