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Enterprise Showcase 2019 – Nominations

Nominations for 2019 are now open!

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised? Nominate today!

There are a number of awards, which you can nominate yourself and/or others for. The categories are:

* Business start-up of the year

* Student/Graduate Entrepreneurial Spirit

* Staff Entrepreneurial Spirit

Please note: Nominations must be for a University of Portsmouth student, recent graduate (up to 5 years) or a member of staff.

Nominees from last year are still eligible to win this year, so don’t count them out.

If you believe someone stands out please cast your nomination below.

Deadline for nominations: Midnight, Sunday 17th February 2019.


Categories:

Start-up of the Year Nominations

The Start-up of the Year Award is for start-up businesses that have been operating for less than 18 months and must be founded by a University of Portsmouth student or recent graduate (up to 5 years).

We want to hear about University of Portsmouth student & graduate start-up businesses and what is it they do that makes them stand out?

Don’t worry if you don’t know lots of detail about the Startup as we will follow up with your Business Start-up of the Year nominee to obtain some further information with regards their business operations.

The deadline for nominations is Sunday the 17th of February 2019, from there a Top Ten will be established for the Start-up to Watch category and a further week of voting for this award will take place, closing on Sunday the 24th of February 2019.   


We have a great prize package for the winner of this award worth over £3500. Further details of the package can be found further down this page.

Nominate now using the below form:

Student/Graduate Entrepreneurial Spirit Nominations

“Entrepreneurial spirit is a mindset. It’s an attitude and approach to thinking that actively seeks out change, rather than waiting to adapt to change. It’s a mindset that embraces critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement.” Michael Kerr

This award is for an individual who applies an entrepreneurial spirit to everyday life. Have they shown an innovative flair during a project, do they approach activities in a different way, do they strive to make a difference to the people/situations around them?

We are looking for someone who is in tune with their passion – someone who is energised when a challenge stands in their way. Above all, they go out and they act on their ideas!

How do they stand out? What makes you believe they have an entrepreneurial spirit?

This nominee does not need to have started their own business but must be a University of Portsmouth student or recent graduate (up to 5 years).

Nominate now using the below form:

Staff Entrepreneurial Spirit Nominations

“Entrepreneurial spirit is a mindset. It’s an attitude and approach to thinking that actively seeks out change, rather than waiting to adapt to change. It’s a mindset that embraces critical questioning, innovation, service and continuous improvement.” Michael Kerr

This award is for a staff member of the University of Portsmouth who applies an entrepreneurial spirit to their everyday life.

This could include innovative teaching methods, delivery of enterprise education, encouragement of student/graduate enterprise activity, development of their own entrepreneurial project or anything else you believe encapsulates an ‘entrepreneurial spirit’.

Nominate now using the below form:


In case you missed it.

Click here to see our amazing prize package!


The winners will be decided by the nest and announced during the Awards ceremony on Thursday 14th March 2019.

All nominees and nominators will receive details for attending the Enterprise Showcase Awards evening separately.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate in contacting the nest Team on nest@port.ac.uk or call 023 9284 3543.

 

Thank you to the sponsors of our Startup of the Year prize package.