This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2015 and schedules are packed with events and activities designed to encourage and inspire Scotland’s next generation of entrepreneurs. Wherever you are studying, there will be an event near you, so get involved or speak to an SIE Intern who will be organising stands, local activities and mini-competitions.
This week, SIE is running workshops for classes at Abertay University, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, Strathclyde University, City of Glasgow College (with Bridge to Business), Aberdeen University and St Andrews University.
Kicking things off, our CEO Fiona Godsman guest lectured to 100+ students at Glasgow Caledonian University this morning on ‘Entrepreneurship and the role of an Enterprising Mindset’ as part of the GCU Student Enterprise Challenge.
As well as meeting with young entrepreneurs and assisting with enterprise workshops, our Business and Innovation Advisors will be speaking at Aberdeen University Business Society and the Enterprise Campus AbVenture Zone about our Fresh Ideas and New Ventures competitions and the benefits of developing an idea with SIE.
GEW is also a time when Scotland’s enterprise community gets together to showcase some of it’s shining stars. SIE will be attending the Strathclyde 100 event on Monday evening celebrating some of the Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network and Enterprise Campus success stories, many of whom we are pleased to say that we’ve also supported through our advisors and competitions.
SIE will also attend the Princes Trust CANDO Mentoring event on Tuesday, which showcases the importance of mentoring in supporting young entrepreneurs.
With the Global perspective in mind, SIE’s CEO will be attending an HEInnovate facilitators workshop in Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday, helping us gather valuable info on best practice on innovation that we can share with our partners.
Finally, one of team of advisors, Jonathan Tait, will be assisting a Tier 1 visa panel at Glasgow University, helping those who want to set up a business in Scotland.
While a busy week is “business as usual” for SIE, GEW is a fantastic opportunity to get involved with entrepreneurial activity happening on your campus and we encourage you to make the most of it! What can you achieve?