Big Idea Challenge video pitch competition encourages young people from Azerbaijan to develop an innovative ‘startup’ and tell the world about it. The competition is open to students and young entrepreneurs from the institutions participating in Creative Spark: Higher Education Enterprise programme.
British Council in Azerbaijan held a launch event involving students from participating institutions, up-and-coming entrepreneurs and guests on 28 March 2019 at the Holiday Inn Hotel. Students from Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction, Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts, as well as young entrepreneurs associated with YARAT Contemporary Arts Space and CAERC (Centre for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication) were invited to participate.
Guest speakers from UNEC Business Incubator, Asmart Creative Hub, Youth Inc. Azerbaijan, and Barama Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre delivered short lectures on entrepreneurship, starting up a small business, and writing-up a business pitch.
Students, graduates or young entrepreneurs from participating institutions can apply for a chance to win a share of £25,000 for the implementation of their ideas – including a trip to London! The competition is open to individuals as well as teams of up to three people. The three competition categories are Digital Technology, Social Impact, and Creative. These give all types of ideas an equal chance – whether a great business venture, an amazing creative project or an idea that is simply trying to make the world a better place.
Applications are open until Sunday 9 June 2019 on our website.