Competition timetable

There are several stages in the flare Ignite competition. Here are a few dates for your diary:

Round 1 diary dates for flare Ignite

Date flare Ignite event Please note
Sunday
05 January 2020
Round 1 entry deadline

Only eligible entries will be considered for Round 2 (subject to the rules and disclaimers). Video entries must be submitted by 23:59

By Friday
17 January 2020
Round 1 flare Ignite result will be announced All applicants will be notified by email. All successful applicants will need to confirm participation in Round 2       

Round 2 diary dates for flare Ignite

Date flare Ignite event Please note
Friday
06 March 2020
Last day to submit your business canvasEntries must be submitted by 23:59  
Tuesday
28 April 2020
Round 2 flare Ignite result will be announced by email to all applicants All successful applicants will need to confirm participation in Round 3

Round 3 diary dates for flare Ignite

Date flare Ignite event Please note
Tuesday
26 May 2020
Pitch Practice Day        All flare Ignite finalists are required to attend the Pitch Practice day
Thursday
04 June 2020
Finalists will pitch their idea in front of a judging panel Finalists will give a short three minute presentation to the judging panel. All finalists must be available to pitch on this date!

Final diary dates for flare Ignite

Date flare Ignite event Please note
Week Commencing 19 October 2020All finalists will attend one day of pitching and promoting their business during WorkFest Week    Finalists will be given access to a stand where they can promote their business or business idea. Live pitches will also take place during the day. Pitching practice sessions will be offered in advance.

Diary dates for flare awards

Date flare event Please note
November 2020 Exact date TBC

flare awards ceremony

All winners of the flare Ignite competition will be entered into the final of flare 2020, which is open to non-student businesses who partner with the university. Winners will be announced and presented with their prizes at the awards ceremony.