Tag Archives: Funding and Investment

31 August 2017 - 12:46 pm Meet the winners of our Evolve Business Competition

Every year, University of Sheffield Enterprise runs a competition to celebrate the growing startup stars supported by its Evolve Programme. This competition is an opportunity for entrants to increase awareness and exposure for their startup (FAME) and get a cash injection to help grow their business (FORTUNE).  Continue reading “Meet the winners of our Evolve Business Competition” »

27 July 2017 - 11:02 am Bright Toys wins £855 to get more kids into STEM

“My name is Kisha Bradley and 20 years ago, I had my mind blown.”

This was the opening to Kisha’s pitch at Sheffield SOUP last night that would win her an £855 grant to buy tools and equipment to run interactive workshops designed to get more kids interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Continue reading “Bright Toys wins £855 to get more kids into STEM” »

12 March 2014 - 10:43 am Want to get your research or project presented at an international conference?

The Spring Symposium happens every year in our International Faculty, CITY College in Thessaloniki, Greece.  This symposium covers a wide range of activities including lectures, diverse cultural meetings and workshops on the subject areas of Psychology, Computer Science and Business. Continue reading “Want to get your research or project presented at an international conference?” »

23 February 2014 - 10:30 am How to scope out a Business idea- Skill Build 1.2

If you an avid reader of our blog, you will know that Skill Build started last Thursday (20th). As part of this, we ran a session on how to come up with a business idea and how to scope it out. To run alongside the series of lectures, we are running a series of blogs where you can catch up with anything you have missed. Continue reading “How to scope out a Business idea- Skill Build 1.2” »

20 September 2013 - 10:08 am Are you socially driven?

Have you got an idea that could make a difference to the local community? Or want to learn more about what a social enterprise is? The Lab is back and is ready to inspire you and give you the skills to make your idea happen. Continue reading “Are you socially driven?” »

2 August 2013 - 10:50 am Introducing The Young Foundation

Hey everyone,

Here at USE we like to share other interesting and enterprising companies and businesses with you so let us present The Young Foundation. Continue reading “Introducing The Young Foundation” »

22 June 2013 - 10:51 am PGR Enterprise Workshop – Prize of £500

Are you a PGR student or an early career researcher at the University of Sheffield? Do you fancy a chance to enhance your research and networking skills, broaden the scope of your academic studies, or explore your potentials for a future career? Have you got a burning business idea you are keen to get off the ground? Do you think you can be the next Apple? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then PGR Enterprise Workshop could be just the opportunity you are looking for. This two-and-a-half-day, non-residential event will take place on 29th – 31st July at the University of Sheffield Enterprise on Portobello Road: it is FREE, food and drinks are provided throughout the whole event, and you have the chance to win a whopping prize of £500.

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21 June 2013 - 10:50 am The return of the Ideas Bazaar

Hey, you there! Got some great ideas? You have? Cool. Fancy collaborating and getting yourself a nice wad of funding to make them happen?

Of course you do, and that’s where the Ideas Bazaar could help you out.

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17 June 2013 - 9:40 am The BIG Awards are back!

The BIG Awards are back for 2013 and the countdown to submission closure has begun with 4 days to go.

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13 June 2013 - 10:09 am Good old shuggs

This morning on my drive to work I was listening to Nick Grimshaw’s Radio One Breakfast Show.  He was interviewing Graham Norton, and they got onto the topic fame and fortune, or rather fortune and fame.  This topic led to a discussion of Lord Alan Sugar, who they described as intriguing because he already has the fortune and now appears to want to be on TV thus wanting fame, yet he doesn’t necessarily want to be likeable as he is ‘mean’.  This got me thinking about the notoriously enterprising Lord Sugar…. Continue reading “Good old shuggs” »