Financial support can be crucial to entrepreneurs and start-ups, especially in the early stages. We have the following funds available to support those in our community who are pursuing new ideas.
Lee-Yung Family Fund for Entrepreneurship
If you are a student, post-doc or alumnus up to five years from graduation looking for additional funding to translate your ideas and inventions into useful products through improving skills, purchasing materials or accessing a makerspace, you are able to apply to the Lee-Yung Family Fund for Entrepreneurship.
Each year for the next five years £1,000 will be distributed across up to five teams or individuals. At the end of the year an additional £1,000 will be awarded to the team/individual whose concept or product shows the most promise.
Applications are open to undergraduates, graduates or post-docs affiliated with Trinity Hall or a Trinity Hall alumnus within five years of graduation. Teams must contain at least one member who fulfills the eligibility criteria.
How to apply
Apply by completing the form below and sending it to THEN@trinhall.cam.ac.uk. The closing date for application is 2 December 2019 and funds will be distributed in February. Winners are expected to provide regular updates and a final report by the end of November 2020.
With thanks to Aaron Lee (1992) for his support.
Experiencing Entrepreneurship Fund
The award is designed to give current students and postdocs the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship by assisting students who are (i) undertaking internships with start-ups and/or (ii) travel related to enterprise. Students undertaking unpaid work in a start-up may wish to apply for a grant to help with accommodation/travel costs; or students taking part in entrepreneurship activities such as a hackathon may need help with travel costs.
Applications will be assessed by the Trinity Hall Entrepreneurs Network advisory group. Maximum awards of £1,500 towards living costs and £1,000 towards travel are possible.
To make an application you must be a current undergraduate, graduate or post-doc affiliated with Trinity Hall.
How to apply
The application form is available on the student pages of the website or you can contact THEN@trinhall.cam.ac.uk
The award has been made possible by a donation from Graham Ross Russell (1953).