£100 Challenge - Southend

You have four weeks to turn a £100 investment into as much profit as possible.

  • Thu 6 Feb - Wed 11 Mar 20


  • Southend Campus

    Gateway Building

  • Event type

    Workshops, training and support

  • Event organiser

    Essex Startups

  • Contact details

What is the £100 Challenge?

In short, you will receive £100 investment which you will need to try to turn into profit. The winning team keeps their profits. Losing teams will be donating their money to our chosen charity. Other rules for the challenge:

  • Teams need to have between three to six members
  • You have four weeks to work on the challenge
  • You need to keep purchase receipts to track spending
  • You need to deliver a short presentation on your idea after the event

Full list of the rules will be outlined during the launch of the event. If you wish to take part, signup via the CareerHub events page. 

£100 Challenge - Southend

We had many creative business ideas cut a good profit during our previous competitions. Examples include:

  • Food and drink sales
  • Date nights
  • Events
  • Valentine's day card delivery 
  • Mystery box sales

Whether you come up with your own idea, or try something that is tested, there is no set recipe to win. If you have any questions about the challenge email startups@essex.ac.uk. We look forward to seeing you there!