Now in it’s 12th year, E-Factor has seen over 1000 applications from sectors such as fashion, software, food, sport, music and renewable energy. E-Factor is a fantastic opportunity for students to embrace their inner entrepreneur; gaining skills in business planning, idea development and pitching and presentation. Through our structured development programme the students can refine their ideas and business potential through our 3 day boot-camp and 1-2-1 mentoring from industry experts. At the end of the programme, 5 finalists will pitch live to an audience of industry professionals. All finalists will be given a business base in the Knowledge Dock Business and Innovation centre with the winner receiving £6000 cash funding to help kick start their idea.
Over 80 students submitted their ideas to this year's E-Factor
Over 100 industry experts and academics attended last year's Grand Final in Canary Wharf
This year's E-Factor Champion will receive £6,000 to kick-start their idea
The best thing about E-Factor was that it allowed me to stress-test my idea through this processMahyar Rahmantalab , E-Factor Winner 2016
All subject to change
30 January 2017
Shortlisted ideas start preparing their ideas for the Semi-Final. They take part in a short incubation programme consisting of an ideation session, 3-day bootcamp and pitching masterclass.
10 ideas go through to the semi-final at Knowledge Dock in front of a public audience
March - April 2017
The 5 finalists receive a series of mentoring sessions delivered by industry experts in marketing, finance and intellectual property.
Tsara Ousseni , T-Fearlessness
I have achieved more than I could imagine and the fact that I was able to bring my ideas to life was a winning success.
4th and 5th Prize:
Pomegranate is a wholesaler of high quality fruits and vegetables. Nurturing close relationships with some of the most renowned British producers and influential chefs: pomegranate provides distribution and logistics for a range of produce, most notably high quality organic and biodynamic fruits and vegetables to establishments across the capital.
Thanks to E-Factor, WOMMA have produced their first manufactured samples of their originally designed fight gear.