In collaboration with The Hive and NTU's Sustainable Development team, the Students’ Union hosted a series of business skills workshops and a Dragon’s Den Challenge which gave them the chance to win a cash prize from a pot of over £5000, to help fund their business ideas.
This year’s programme was much more sustainability-focused, with students being encouraged to come up with ideas which were environmentally conscious, and it was one of our most successful Enterprise Weeks yet. 129 students signed up to workshops, 41 entered the Dragon’s Den challenge and 5 students were awarded cash prizes for their business ideas. The Hive even put in an extra £1000 of funding after being impressed with the quality of their applications!
A full list of the winners and their business ideas can be found below:
Natalie Kyereme - Wig Retail Business
Matthew Moeser - Device For Making Bio-plastic Parts
Aaron Lyons - Energy Consultancy
Bailey-Renique Dawkins – Community-funded Clothing Brand
Xanthea Heynes - Urban Mushroom Farm
Bradley Fox, NTSU’s President who co-judged on the Dragon’s Den Panel, said: “It was a pleasure to sit on the Dragon’s Den Panel and find out more about the creative business ideas of students at NTU. As well as the chance to win funding, Enterprise Week is an opportunity to develop skills and experience for your future, so it was great to see so many of you getting involved. A huge congratulations to all the winners and the best of luck in your new business ventures!”
Thank you to everyone who took part in Enterprise Week 2020. You can find more events and activities which are designed to develop your skills and experience here.