Ignite Founders’ Challenge for founders of new and early-stage ventures.

Ignite Founders Challenge for new and early-stage entrepreneurs
Activity Description


Calling aspiring founders of innovative early-stage ventures. Do you have the desire to craft a successful startup?

Step inside the Cambridge ecosystem for a month and take on the Ignite Founders’ Challenge.

We are offering all teams who apply the chance to participate in a competition to win a cash prize of £5000 and a free place on our Accelerate programme in 2021. We recommend that founders’ apply as soon as possible for a chance to be put forward for this amazing opportunity.

We are delighted to announce NJF Capital, a London-based private investment company, as sponsors and supports of the programme. 

Date: Monday 10 May to Friday 11 June 2021
Delivery: Online Learning
The final application deadline is 23 April 2021

Fees: Cost per founding team is £1,450 (minimum two people per team, maximum three people per team). Up to 20% discount is available to eligible ventures. Please refer to the 'Fees' section on the Ignite Founders' Challenge pages for more details.

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(Please be aware that registrations on the GEN site are an indication of interest. Please complete your application via the Ignite Founders Challenge pages.)

NJF Capital is the venture capital arm of NJF Holdings, a London-based private investment company founded by entrepreneur and investor Nicole Junkermann. NJF Capital has assembled a diverse and international portfolio of 40-plus industry-defining companies, 30% of which are now Unicorns, with a focus on the healthcare, FinTech, FoodTech, DeepTech, and SAAS sectors. Current portfolio highlights include OWKIN, Bolt, Blockchain.com, and Eat JUST.