Can you impress the dragons in the den for a £25k degree boost?

Entrepreneur Brian Kingham
Entrepreneur Brian Kingham

A budding entrepreneur who can impress a den full of university dragons will land a £25,000 scholarship.

The University of Buckingham has introduced the Kingham Scholarship for students to join the BSc in Business Enterprise degree.

It aims to attract innovative business minds and opens up the course to people who may not be able to afford it.

University donor and entrepreneur Brian Kingham has put up the amount which will fund one student’s study, each year.

The course was introduced in 2006 as the world’s first Venture Creation Programme for which students pitch, start up and run their own business.

Businesses have include the UK’s first sustainable wooden computer mouse, an environmentally-friendly festival hygiene pack and a student kit of household items for new undergraduates.

Mr Kingham said launching the new scholarship ‘speaks volumes for its support of enterprise and wealth creation’.

He said: “I am delighted to be helping in the development of the next generation of entrepreneurs.

“It is the next generation of entrepreneurs who will create the jobs and prosperity on which Britain depends.”

Request an application form by emailing and complete it before November 10.

The business plan should be up to 20 pages including appendices.

Pitches should be made by an individual, not a group.