Pacem is delighted to, once again, support the Belfast Business Idea Award 2022. The Idea Award, supported by Belfast City Council, Danske Bank, Pacem, Enterprise NI and Innovation Factory, differs from other awards in that it is the strength of the idea that is assessed, rather than the achievements of the venture so far. The competition is designed to unearth, recognise and help to fast track the best business ideas in Belfast and means that people who have yet to set up a business have as much chance of winning as those who have already started to trade successfully.

Applications for the 2022 Belfast Business Idea Award will be open from Friday 1st April 2022.

The prize pool is outstanding and will make a real difference to early-stage businesses and those thinking of taking the next step with their idea. The overall winner will receive £2,500 cash plus a support package (below) worth over £3,000. The other four finalists will also receive a support package worth over £3,000 which includes:

• 1 year Innovation Factory membership (including an open plan co-working desk, access to masterclasses and on-site bespoke business mentoring)
• 1 year free access to the new ENI Community, encompassing free Eniplus membership
• Six months free accountancy services (including software) from Pacem Accounting and Tax Advisory

All Idea Award applicants will receive:• A VIP place at Finalist’s Night on Friday 6th May May where they will hear from (and get to put their questions to) some of NI’s most successful entrepreneurs.
• A 1-2-1 consultation at which they will be signposted to the most relevant sources of support for their idea or early-stage business (including funding, programmes, premises etc).