Enterprise news from Cardiff Met, City, Buckingham, Huddersfield, UCL

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Cardiff Met.: Entrepreneurs receive support for accelerated growth

Two entrepreneurs from Cardiff Metropolitan University are to receive support from the Welsh Government’s Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme.

Textile student and founder of ‘Jenny Kate’, Jenny Evans (pictured) and podiatry medicine graduate and founder of medical specialist company ‘KAYDIAR’, David Barton were both accepted onto the programme. The programme, delivered by the Excelerator Consortium (Winning Pitch and Impact Innovation), provides specialist tailored support for businesses with the ambition to significantly accelerate their growth and fulfil their high growth potential. Please click here for the full story.

City: Social Enterprise Festival

City, University of London hosted the second Social Enterprise Festival, an annual 2-day event which celebrates social enterprises by enabling people to meet one another, solve problems and change lives. This year the festival saw more than 500 people attend and take part in a series of workshops, debates and unique events which explored how enterprises can benefit society and drive positive change forward through business. The event was open to the public and designed to encourage students and entrepreneurs to present their ideas and equip them with the necessary skills to start their own social enterprises.

Buckingham: Alumna donates £1.8m for innovation and enterprise

German entrepreneur, businesswoman and philanthropist Susanne Klatten has made a gift of £1.8m to fund an Innovation and Enterprise Centre at the University of Buckingham which will enable its enterprise and entrepreneurship department to grow significantly at a time when the government has identified these areas as key for the country to retain its place in global markets. As well as enabling the University’s enterprise and entrepreneurship department to grow from 100 to 600 students the funding will help with setting up internships, scholarships and PhD courses. It will be used to incorporate entrepreneurship modules into other Buckingham courses. Click here for the full story.

Huddersfield/UCL: New report compares diverse regions

An innovative partnership, between the University of Huddersfield, University College London (UCL), and the think-tank Localis, has resulted in a major new report, ‘Place, learning and entrepreneurialism: The impact of entrepreneurial education on regional economies.’ With the concept of “place” now at the heart of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, and the research comparing two diverse UK regions (London and Yorkshire), the intention is that the report will elevate the case and profile of entrepreneurial education and encourage both universities and Government to recognise its huge potential in creating the businesses and economic growth of tomorrow. Read and download the full report here.