Apply for the F Factor: Win £10,000 for your idea

If you are considering becoming an entrepreneur, and are interested in using emerging technologies to tackle global challenges  - this opportunity is for you.  

About the competition

Thousands of schools and universities in the UK don't currently have entrepreneurship programmes in place. This prevents tens of thousands of students from considering entrepreneurship as a viable career path.

To tackle this, Founders of the Future has created the F Factor, a National Start-up Competition for UK based school and university students.

If you're between the ages of 14 - 25, your idea for tackling a Sustainable Development Goal using a technological solution will be turned into a product. The year long competition is made up of four rounds and offers the chance to: 

  • Win £10,000 - equity free
  • Internship and Mentorship opportunities

Who can enter 

Applicants must be UK based: SE/SW, London, Midlands/Wales, NE/NW, Scotland/Northern Ireland

There are 2 categories:

  • 14 - 18 years old
  • 19 - 25 years old


  • Janauary 25, 2019: Deadline for online applications
  • February - March 2019: Regional Semi-Finals
  • April 2019: Regional finals
  • May - June 2019: National finals. Each category has its own final 

For queries, please contact: [email protected] 

About Founders of the Future

"Founders of the Future was born out of Founders Forumas an initiative to support aspiring entrepreneurs in their journey to become founders. We believe that entrepreneurship and innovation are important catalysts of positive economic and social impact change."