Who and What

Small companies play a big role in the development of a vibrant business community. That’s why Venture London Business Competition was created in 2008 by four of London’s economic development partners as a way to celebrate and support new businesses that contribute to the entrepreneurial spirit that exists in our city.

Open to planned and new London-based businesses, Venture London provides cash, prizes and support services that can help take a new venture to the next level. It all starts with an online application from which finalists are chosen to present their businesses to a panel of judges. Over $50,000 in cash and prizes are awarded to winners and finalists at the Awards Ceremony in June.

Planning to start a business? Operating for less than 3 years? Past participants tell us that applying to Venture London helped them thinking critically about their businesses and create a plan for growth that took them far beyond the competition. What are you waiting for? Venture London could be the boost your business needs!

The online application for Venture London 2016 will be available in January.

Founding Partners

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Over $50,000 in cash, prizes and business services to be won! What could winning do for your business?
View the prizes.

Start Up Business Winner:

Zoned In

Zoned In is a revolutionary new social networking app that turns the user’s skateboarding experience into a real life video game. The platform provides skaters with a fun, engaging, and interactive way to learn and share new skateboarding tricks, network with other skaters and compete to be the best in the world.


Existing Business Winner:

Forked River Brewing

Forked River Brewing Company was founded by three local, award-winning home brewers who teamed up to bring the Forest City the beer it deserves: consistent, flavourful brews made with all-natural ingredients, and the care of the traditional craftsman manner. By visiting the brewery, customers are able to interact directly with the founders, and witness their dedication and passion first-hand.