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 2015 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 2014 prizes.

Start Up Business Winner:

Georgette Packaging – Founded by Sarah Landstreet

As a former cupcake bakery-owner, Sarah Landstreet knew first hand that small businesses struggle to find branded, attractive, and affordable packaging in manageable quantities. A mechanical engineer and MBA graduate, Sarah was certain she could find a solution and in November 2013, Georgette Packaging was launched.

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Existing Business Winner:

Big Viking Games – Founded by Albert Lai & Greg Thomson

Big Viking Games was co-founded in October of 2011 by industry veteran Greg Thomson (acting as CPO) and serial entrepreneur Albert Lai (acting as CEO). Starting with four people, the team has now grown to a company of 50 employees. Big Viking Games focuses its efforts on developing Free-to-Play social and mobile games using HTML5 technologies. The games are currently played on the Web, Facebook and Mobile Devices.

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