Idea Factory is King’s flagship idea generation competition. Run by King’s Entrepreneurship Institute, the competition aims to nurture the biggest and best ideas and provides a fantastic opportunity to develop skills and win amazing prizes and mentorship.
The competition runs from November to March, with a series of practical workshops on offer to help budding entrepreneurs take their light bulb moment to a viable business proposition. You can watch this year’s workshops on Kaltura and read about last year’s winners on the King’s website. Winning ventures from last year’s competition were all won by women and tackled real-world problems from sustainability, health care and social inequality.
Now with March fast approaching, it’s time to hear from this year’s 10 finalists at the virtual Idea Factory 2022 Pitch Off on Wednesday 2 March. The finalists will present to an expert panel of judges in the hopes of being crowned a winner. With funding, mentorship and a potential fast-track to interview for the King's20 Accelerator at stake, this is a great opportunity to hear some innovative ideas and learn what makes a compelling pitch.
You will also have the opportunity to hear from King’s alumna Josephine Philips (Philosophy & Physics, 2021), the Founder and CEO of fashion alterations and repairs app, Sojo. Josephine was a 2020 Idea Factory winner after first pitching the idea for Sojo as part of the competition. Watch her recent in-conversation with the Principal to find out how her time at King’s shaped her career and venture into entrepreneurship.
Have your say
Returning for a second year is the People's Choice vote where you, our students, sit in the judging seat. Watch the pitch videos and vote for your favourite before 17.00 (GMT) on Wednesday 2 March. The People's Choice winner will be announced at the Pitch Off and will win a guaranteed £2,000 funding, access to mentorship, support and more.