Cotton Court Startup Competition

Cotton Court Startup Competition

Cotton Court Startup Competition

Posted: 11/03/2019

Preston business centre, Cotton Court, has launched a competition to help local

start-ups achieve their goals. The Cotton Court Start-Up Competition is open to

Lancashire-based entrepreneurs, both established and those at the very beginning

of their journey.

The winner will receive a dedicated package of benefits, including a 'hot desk' at

Cotton Court for 12 months, marketing and design support, mentoring, access to

regular networking events, a 12-month smart telephone package, professional

photography as well as a series of other benefits.

Applications should be submitted on the Cotton Court website until 12 April 2019,

with applicants initially filling in a form, before a shortlist of applicants are invited to

film an elevator pitch video. Ten of these videos will then be published for both social

media and panel voting. The top three start-ups will then be invited to Cotton Court

to pitch their ideas to an expert panel.

Robert Binns, Managing Director, Cotton Court, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity

for a local business to follow in the footsteps of previous Cotton Court start-ups,

including, Vibe Group, a business now a multi-million pound business with offices in

Lancashire and London."

“Cotton Court has been helping start-ups establish and grow for over a decade. This

competition will give both start-ups and entrepreneurs the opportunity to access the

excellent facilities and packages here at Cotton Court for free over a 12 month

period, giving them the space and support to rapidly grow.”

Luke Massie, CEO of Vibe Group, said: "As an entrepreneur, you are a product of

your environment so it's important to surround yourself with people with similar

goals, ambitions and drive. I started out on a desk at Cotton Court and now have

offices in Lancashire and London. If you are starting out in business, I really couldn't

think of a better place to be than Cotton Court... it certainly worked out for me!"

Start-ups can enter the competition via the Cotton Court website: