• The 'Start up! Stamford' competition is operated by the Stamford Youth Business Development Trust. (The Trust)
  • Family members of Trustees, sponsors or mentors may not enter.
  • Entries may only be submitted electronically via email to
  • The Trust cannot accept responsibility for entries lost, damaged of delayed in submission.
  • Entries may be made by individuals, or teams of up to 3 people.
  • Prizes are non-transferable
  • The winner(s) agree to allow the Trust to use their name for advertising and promotional purposes, without remuneration.
  • The Trustees may offer the prize to more than one winner. The total value of each prize may vary if more than one award is made.
  • The final entry date for initial entries is 30th November 2015.
  • Entrants must be aged 16-23 at the 30th November 2015.
  • Entrants must live in Stamford, or within a reasonable radius of Stamford (approx 10. Miles). The Trustees will determine what is reasonable.
  • The Trust may refuse or disqualify any entry (including winning entries) if the entrant concerned, or anyone authorised by the entrant to deal with their entry, acts in a way which Trustees reasonably consider to be inappropriate, unlawful or offensive.
  • The competition, these terms and conditions and any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with the promotion or terms and conditions will be governed by English law.


The winning individual or group will receive:

  1. Initial funding of up to £5,000 Provided by sponsorship from local Stamford businesses
  2. Free mentoring and support from both self-employed business people that have created successful businesses and specialists in
    • Law
    • Accountancy
    • IT
    • HR
    • Marketing
  3. Introductions to local contacts and networking organisations

All entrants will receive a commendation for their CV and a certificate.