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Centre for Entrepreneurship – Your path to potential

Helping you convert your business ideas into a thriving business

12 June 2024
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If you are a University of Dundee student with an innovative business idea, the Centre for Entrepreneurship is your place. They support and mentor University students, staff, and recent graduates to develop transferable entrepreneurial skills and build self-reliance and employability through meaningful business activity.

They collaborate with local business experts, who provide training, mentoring, inspirational talks, and competitions with associated prize funding. Over each academic year, the Centre for Entrepreneurship run various competitions, training, and support programmes to help you on your journey.

Enterprise Challenge, run each semester from 5 pm -7 pm, Wednesdays or Thursdays. 

Applications are now open for the September cohort 

Enterprise Challenge – dundee.ac.uk/entrepreneurship/enterprise-challenge 

Masterclasses – dundee.ac.uk/entrepreneurship/masterclasses

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Entrepreneurship Week

24 – 28 February 2025

The University’s annual celebration of entrepreneurship takes place in the last week of February. A programme packed with workshops, one-off events and high-profile speakers.

Funding options:

Enterprise Challenge – (each semester) £1500 of funding (the University of Dundee-related participants only) to be won

Venture Competition – Businesses developed by University students, graduates and staff can receive awards ranging from £1,000 to £12,500 (2024’s competition had a record £78,500 prize fund) to help their novel ideas flourish into thriving enterprises. In addition to the financial support, all winners will receive a place on Elevator’s summer business accelerator programme

Scottish Edge – is a funding competition aimed at identifying and supporting Scotland’s innovative and high-growth potential entrepreneurial talent. Scottish EDGE consists of three categories:

Scottish EDGE

Young EDGE

Wild Card EDGE

As you progress through the stages of the Scottish EDGE competition, the competition standard and level of expectation can often increase.

Converge Challenge

Whether you’re a student, recent graduate, or academic, Converge can provide you with the skills, support, guidance, and funding to springboard your big idea from concept to reality.

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EdenTay

The EdenTay Founders Community is all about creating a vibrant network of entrepreneurs. We understand that the entrepreneurial path can sometimes be a solitary one, and the lack of a support system can hinder the growth of brilliant ideas. That’s where our community steps in, bringing people together to foster innovation, share experiences, and provide valuable support to prospective entrepreneurs and founders.

Therefore, this event marked the beginning of a fantastic collaboration between three renowned universities in the region: Abertay (Bell Street Ventures), St. Andrews (St Andrews Innovation), and Dundee (Centre for Entrepreneurship). Our name “EdenTay” comes from the two rivers that pass these 3 universities’ entrepreneurial campuses. We run a series of bi-monthly events designed to supercharge your entrepreneurial journey. The future line-up includes industry leaders’ visits, soft skills training, pitch-practising nights, sounding board sessions, and more. The result? A dynamic platform to boost your entrepreneurial spirit. 

"You will know when you have hit on something when you need little motivation to want to make it better every day."

Support

If you are looking for business advice, you can arrange an appointment with a member of the Centre for Entrepreneurship team by completing the online form.

Path for Potential

You can also tune in to their podcast with entrepreneurial ambassadors Johanna Basford & Mark Beaumont to find how entrepreneurs create their own success stories in a series of podcasts https://pathforpotential.com/

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Priyanka Joshi

Priyanka Joshi is a web content writer and advice & support officer at DUSA.

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