Business Start-up Boot Camp achieves a High Impact

Posted by er134 at Dec 13, 2013 09:50 AM |
The University of Leicester’s Career Development Service wins prestigious award for business event during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 13 December 2013

A business and enterprise event run by the University of Leicester’s Career Development Service has won a ‘High Impact’ award by the organisers of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2013.

The successful three-day event, ‘Business Start-up Boot Camp’ has received the prestigious accolade after running a range of interactive workshops, seminars and activities designed to equip students to succeed in business or set up a venture of their own.

The ‘High Impact’ prize is awarded on events meeting certain criteria, such as providing role models, offering practical support and referencing the wider Global Entrepreneurship campaign – all of which Business Boot Camp achieved.

Business and Enterprise Project Manager, Rajinder Bhuhi, from the University of Leicester said: “We’re delighted to be acknowledged in this way and to see how the Enterprise Inc Project is helping students and graduates start a business with £2500 bursary support.”

The event – which took place between 22-24 November 2013 – has received glowing feedback from both students and employers alike.

One student said: “It gave a real sense of a business community in the making and was a great hub for the exchange of business knowledge, ideas and support. It was well organised and truly encouraging and inspiring.”

‘Business Start-up Boot Camp’ forms part of a wide range of events, activities and ongoing support offered by the Career Development Service at the University of Leicester with the aim of developing the skills required for students to succeed in business and enterprise.

This includes final year students and recent graduates being able to apply for a £2500 bursary through Enterprise Inc in order to help start up their business venture and, following on from the Business Start-up Boot Camp event, students can win up to £500 as part of a market research competition sponsored by Market Test.

Global Entrepreneurship Week is about growing enterprise ambition and ensuring that those with ideas know where to get the support they need to make them a reality, creating jobs and opportunities for small businesses.

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Notes to Editors:

More information about these schemes – along with the business and enterprise opportunities available to students through the Career Development Service – can be found here: http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/careers-new/exp/enterprise

For more information contact Mark Maher,  Extra-Curricular Project Co-ordinator, at mm475@le.ac.uk

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