Enterprise Week

November 17, 2014 | DUSA The Union


This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week and DUSA along with The Enterprise Gym has decided to put on a number of our own events.

Representatives from Enterprise North East Trust will be coming along to DUSA (level 2 reception area) this Tuesday 18/11/14 over the lunch time period so please come along and have a chat with them. In addition to this one of our own students, Lachlan McLachlan will be present between 12-2pm Tuesday and Wednesday to tell you all about his business venture, Tradeate  https://tradeate.com/ and how it can be of use to you.

The Enterprise Gym are  hosting their  Annual Enterprise Gym Networking Event on Tuesday 18/11/14 in Air Bar with Professor Karl Leydecker, Vice-Principal (Learning & Teaching) will saying a few words about the University’s vision for Enterprise & Entrepreneurship.



Wednesday 19/11/14 will play host to the first of this academic year’s Aspire Lecture Series. The event will take place in Dalhousie 2F13 from 6pm where four speakers will share their entrepreneurial experiences including starting their own business and the various other methods they’ve explored to advance their careers.

Here you can read a little snippet of each of the four speakers experiences to give you a greater idea of what to expect;


Bogdan Handrea:

A recent graduate from the University of Dundee, Bogdan combined his environmental background and passion for entrepreneurship to start his own business during his final university year. This is how DRIVE Enterprises was born. Together with his business partner Adrian, they created a business incubator on campus focused on promoting enterprising students and carbon reduction projects.


Scott Barrie:

Saltire Scholar and student entrepreneur, Scott Barrie will talk about his current start-up, how to identify an opportunity and how to select a target market. Scott has done many entrepreneurial activities during his time at University and will talk about the risks involved in doing business whilst being a student.


Kathryn Briggs:

Kathryn Briggs is a graphic novelist and the founder of Ess Publications, a new model in publishing that partners with creators in a 50/50 investment in their releases, which bridge the gap between art and comics.


Lachlan McLachlan:

President of the School of Business and student entrepreneur. Lachlan will talk about how general ideas develop and become refined following their inception, emphasising  that business strategy in the start-up world continuously changes and stressing the benefits (and drawbacks) of engaging in entrepreneurship while at university.


In addition to all of this;

Come along to the TEG Talks – Friday 21st of November to Dalhousie LT4 to hear the inspiring journeys of these five successful entrepreneurs! The talks start at 11 am. Get inspired. Achieve more! #tegtalks