Policy Idol – Could you change the world in three minutes?

Do you want to change the world? Do you have an idea for policymakers? Do you
think you can convince a group of policy experts in just three minutes?


£250 Audience prize
£500 Best delivery
£500 Best analysis
£1,000 Overall winner

Policy Idol 2017Policy Idol is an annual competition open to all current students and staff at King’s, in which participants pitch their policy ideas to an elite panel of leading figures from the worlds of politics, academia and industry.

You can enter by yourself or as part of a team, and on the day you will have just three minutes to present your idea to the judges, who will assess your pitch on the quality of delivery and the evidence and analysis underpinning it.

Organised by the Policy Institute at King’s, the competition sees the best ideas selected in a series of heats, with standout pitches from each heat put through to the final. All finalists receive bespoke training in policy analysis and communications, as well as an opportunity to improve their pitch.

The final takes place in front of a live audience, with both the judges and the audience voting for their favourite idea at the end of the evening.

Applications accepted until Friday, 2 December 2016 at 17.00.

Find out more and sign up at www.kcl.ac.uk/policyidol

Lion’s Den Challenge Competition 2015-16 – Apply Now

Lion's Den ChallengeThe Lion’s Den Challenge Start-Up Competition (LDC) is the university’s flagship start-up competition that is designed to make the business ideas of those at King’s a reality, as well as upscale running start-ups through empowering workshops, mentorship (King’s Entrepreneur In Residence) and prize money.

In its eighth year LDC is now run by Entrepreneurship@King’s, and equips the King’s community, from all backgrounds, with practical business skills.

Applications for LDC 2015-16 are now open. This year there are six awards available totalling £11,000 in prize money, including a special award which has been sponsored by the King’s Cultural Institute.

LDC Application Deadline: 6pm Tuesday 16 February 2016.

For more information on the competition, including the awards, rules and FAQ’s visit www.lionsdenchallenge.co.uk.

Have a question? Email the Entrepreneurship@King’s team: innovation@kcl.ac.uk.

Apply for the chance to win a place at the Rice University Business Plan Competition

Calling all graduates with a current enterprise

Applications are being accepted for the chance to win a place at the Rice University Business Plan Competition, the largest and richest business plan competition for current students. Last year TiE UK sent 2 of the UK student teams competing at Rice University Business Plan Competition, a total of 3 teams from the UK took part.

Taking part in this competition with TiE UK is a great way to access the opportunity to:

  • Receive up to $1.5m in prize funds
  • Pitch their business idea in front of leading academics and investors
  • To widen their professional network outside of the UK
  • To receive feedback on their business plan and pitch from leading entrepreneurs
  • To receive complimentary mentoring and support

In order to apply your team should check that you meet the criteria.

Following this you can register and submit an executive summary here, making sure they adhere to the guidelines detailed on our website.

The deadline for submitting an executive summary is 1 November

If you have any questions, or if your team requires a short extension to the deadline, please contact Helen Sorrell, Chapter Manager for TiE UK Limited, at hsorrell@tie-uk.org.