Apply for flare Ignite 2020

Make your business idea a reality

Two students preparing their flare application

This competition is for current University of Hertfordshire students, and graduates of the last three years!

If you have started your own business or have a great business idea, make sure you enter the flare Ignite competition to make your business a reality!

flare Ignite 2020 round 1 applications are now open. Click here to view the full competition timetable!

How to apply

The flare deadline has now been extended to Sunday 5 January. Submit your 3 minute video entry by this date and send it directly to

We recommend that you submit your video using Vimeo, as you will be able to password protect your entry, but other video platforms will be accepted. Please make sure that your video is no more than 3 minutes long. Any content that exceeds this time will not be viewed.

Details on how to submit your video using Vimeo, are detailed below in Application guidance notes.

For round 2 you will be supported to complete a business canvas and develop an elevator pitch which will be given to a panel of judges, if you reach the final of flare Ignite.

By submitting an entry to the flare Ignite competition you are consenting to adhere to the Terms and Conditions of the competition. Please ensure you read the full Terms and Conditions of flare before you enter.

Application guidance notes

Any questions?

Feel free to contact Careers and Employment if you have any questions about the competition or the entry process.