GLASGOW, Scotland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Murgitroyd (LSE:MUR), the global intellectual property (IP) attorney firm, headquartered in Glasgow, has announced the launch of a new Facebook platform for entrepreneurs titled "Innovator Launchpad" and, alongside it, an innovation competition called the "Innovator Launchpad Award" offering a £7,500 prize to pre-profit businesses or charitable organisations based in the UK who can show that they have created a solution to a business or social problem that is groundbreaking in its field.
The Facebook platform will create a space for innovators and entrepreneurs to share advice and information with their peers, and to access contacts and educational resources that will help them in their innovative journey. The Award aims to give entrepreneurs material support in growing their business ventures, with the first prize being made up of £5,000 cash, £2,500 in IP services and a PR package. Second and third will win £1,000 in IP services.
Murgitroyd's European Marketing Manager, Fiona McKenzie, said: "There's really no reason not to enter if you meet the competition criteria - for the time it takes to write a 300-500 summary of your solution to a problem, you could win a sizeable injection of cash for your business - and also have fun along the way interacting with other innovators on the platform!".
"We are targeting the next generation of UK entrepreneurs with this initiative, and trying to make the platform as accessible as possible to them, with all resources and the competition being based on Facebook, with Facebook peer voting to decide the 'top three' who will go through to the formal judging stage and the awards ceremony taking place as a Facebook Live broadcast on 27th June."
The final three will be judged by an expert panel including Dr Olga Kozlova, founder of the Scotland-based Converge Challenge business planning competition.
McKenzie said: "We would advise any prospective entrants to the competition to move quickly to submit their entries, as Facebook voting will close on 16th June - we want people to have the best chance possible of winning the award!".
"It's simple to get on the platform - just go to Facebook and type "Innovator Launchpad" in the search bar. We look forward to seeing you there!".