GEW, the largest celebration of entrepreneurship returned this week and De Montfort University’s Enterprise Team got involved by running a range of events to help DMU students and graduates Make It Happen in 2015.
The week kicked off with a Celebrating Global Entrepreneurship event at PKF Cooper Parry. The team attended the event along with 7 DMU Business and Law students and other students from Nottingham Trent and Derby University. The morning consisted of workshops sessions and in the afternoon two DMU students pitched their idea during the ‘University Challenge’, against students from other universities. Accounting student Khusboo Raja from DMU successfully pitched her bespoke wedding invitations idea to be crowned the overall winner and has won 12 months of mentoring with Cooper Parry!
As well as offering a range of advice surgeries during Global Entrepreneurship Week the team had a very busy day on Wednesday when we welcomed both NatWest and Google onto campus! Students and graduates were given the opportunity to access expert advice on the NatWest Mobile Business School bus, a 1966 Routemaster double decker bus which has been transformed into a business support hub. The bus looked fantastic in Hawthorn Square on, offering an unusual but cool way of accessing business support.
Around 60 students attended a workshop given by Gori Yahaya, head of training for Google’s Digital Garage, a scheme which helps small businesses and entrepreneurs to embrace the web. The engaging session gave attendees an insight into web optimisation, SEO and social media, providing them with the knowledge needed to market themselves and their businesses online.
Head over to the GEW website for more information about Global Entrepreneurship Week and how you can get involved in 2016.