Latest #EntEd news from our EEUK members

Written by Lynn O'Byrne

UCL student wins London Mayor’s Entrepreneur Competition
Tech startup upLYFT, co-founded by UCL and Imperial College London students, has won the Health award in this year’s prestigious entrepreneurial competition held at London’s City Hall. Four other UCL businesses were also in the finals. Read more here.

Manchester: Entrepreneurs share £100,000 prize money at Venture Further Awards 2023
Twenty teams of entrepreneurs reached the final round of the annual Venture Further start-up competition hosted by the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre (MEC). The winners were announced during a ceremony celebrating  the entrepreneurial talent and creativity of students and recent graduates from The University of Manchester.  Lynn Sheppard, Director of the Masood Entrepreneurship Centre commented: “This year’s Venture Further Awards were again an amazing demonstration of the entrepreneurial spirit of students and graduates from across the University.” Find out more about the winners

Goldsmiths: The Sustainable Enterprise London Festival
Goldsmiths’ Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship presents a free online festival – The Sustainable Enterprise London Festival consists of workshops, talks and creative offers. The intention is to create a space for people to come together and be open about the difficulties of enterprise, with honesty and find and share potential and good practice. We also hope it will refresh people. Sustainability, Anti-Fragility, Optimism, Inclusion, Motivation and  Wellbeing are at the heart of our thinking. Speakers include lead global cultural entrepreneurs, investors and academics. For the full programme email or

YorkSJ: New Book
“David Atkinson, a lecturer at York St John University, is delighted to announce his new book Reimagining Capitalism: Applying Negative Dialectics for a Better Future is now available. The book informed David’s Best in Track paper in the Enterprise for the 21st Century Workforce stream at IEEC2022 and may be of interest to IEEC members looking for new ways to think about the practice of enterprise and its education. Further details are available on the publishers’ website, and David is able to offer interested EEUK members a 24% discount with the code CFC113146B3A3, available via the publisher’s website.”

Falmouth University: Revalidated MSc Entrepreneurship focusses on sustainability
The popular MSc Entrepreneurship at Falmouth University has been successfully revalidated and is now called MSc Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management. The course began in 2018 to help students of the Launchpad Venture Studio put entrepreneurship theory into practice. Since then, the combined master’s / incubation programme has produced more than 80 startup companies, over 200 new jobs and brought 62 new products to market. The new course incorporates lessons learned delivering entrepreneurship education to over 200 budding entrepreneurs. The biggest new element is a focus on sustainability as a golden thread that underpinning the creation of enduring business ideas. Course page link:

Strathclyde Inspire100 Event

Copy: Strathclyde Inspire’s recent bi-annual Inspire100 event saw six Strathclyder-led companies pitch their businesses investment proposals to an audience of entrepreneurs, investors and experts from Scotland’s entrepreneurial community. Claymore Surgical, Surfteic and Happy Leaf were announced as winners, sharing a prize pot of £17,500 funding. The event also announced the winners of the £150,000 Stephen Young Awards for Outstanding Business Idea Research Paper. This was presented to Dr Momchil Vasilev and Professors Karen Faulds and Duncan Graham.

Anglia Ruskin: #ThinkBigARU Pitching Competition at Anglia Ruskin University
We are thrilled to announce the conclusion of our brand new pitching competition, #ThinkBigARU. This highly anticipated event was brought to life through a dynamic collaboration between ARU, ARU London, and the business community. Out of 89 applications, 24 were selected to go through to the pitching round. The shortlisted entrants pitched their innovative ideas to three different panels consisting of business owners and industry experts.We are delighted to share that three exceptional teams were awarded a 1-year membership with the Federation of Small Businesses and all participants have been offered invaluable mentoring support from our expert panellists.