Tag Archives: Funding and Investment

27 March 2013 - 11:32 am EnterprisingU – an opportunity not to be missed!

Do you run your own business?  Or do you have a business idea you’re keen to get off the ground?  Fancy a chance to win up to a £25,000 investment in your idea or company?  Then the RBS EnterprisingU competition could be just the opportunity for you.  The RBS EnterprisingU Business Competition offers budding entrepreneurs the chance to win investment prizes of £25,000, £10,000 and £5,000 for their business ideas or existing business. Open to both undergraduates and graduates (of up to five years) this is an amazing opportunity that could be the difference between your business taking off….or not!

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18 January 2013 - 1:12 pm Get money to make a difference

On a chilly morning at USE, a young(ish) girl dared to dream of the things she could do with upto £5,000. Being an idealist, bitten by the social enterprise bug, having worked on an array of social action projects, who stills wakes up in the middle of the night with the latest world changing idea and who still dreams of a better more sustainable tomorrow, she let her mind wander freely. Think of the things we could do, the things we’d learn and the people we would meet? Think of the impact we could have, on our community, our environment,  ourselves. You still with me? Good, because, sadly, she can’t have the funding, but you can.

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12 January 2013 - 10:42 am From small beginnings…

Some while back, I wrote a blog post about crowd funding, a funding model in which businesses raise capital through large numbers of small donations (okay; it’s not quite as simple as that, but the post, and the links to which it refers, provide more information about how it works). Continue reading “From small beginnings…” »

4 January 2013 - 11:46 am Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards

Did you found, or co-found, your own business? Has your business been trading for one year, and is based in England, Scotland or Wales? Are you currently at university, or have graduated within the last five years? Then get applying for the Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards, and win up to £50,000.
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2 November 2012 - 10:41 am ‘Try it Award’ – apply and succeed

Want to set up a social based project individually or as part of your society, then why not apply for a ‘Try it Award’.

The Enterprise Zone have successfully bid and received funding from UnLtd and as a result are able to offer up to £500 to 10 social based projects, providing that they meet the required criteria. Continue reading “‘Try it Award’ – apply and succeed” »

8 October 2012 - 2:21 pm Windows of Opportunity

Dragons’ Den entrepreneur and founder of School for Startups Doug Richard is coming to Sheffield as part of his ‘Windows of Opportunity’ tour. Continue reading “Windows of Opportunity” »

7 September 2012 - 10:10 am Mendzapp on menossa Suomessa!

Almost a year ago now, while I was a USE intern, I took the plunge and decided to start my own business, Mendzapp. At the time I was already coding some Windows Phone apps that were quite successful (as first attempts at coding go) and wanted to capitalise on this. At the time I wasn’t actually sure where exactly this would take me, but almost one year later and I have some exciting news to share… Continue reading “Mendzapp on menossa Suomessa!” »

28 August 2012 - 11:35 am Win £7500 and five months’ automotive work experience

Students have 9 days left to enter the Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award

Autocar and Courland are reminding all students that they now have just 9 days left to submit entries for the 2012 Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award – the premier automotive young stars competition. Continue reading “Win £7500 and five months’ automotive work experience” »

10 July 2012 - 12:07 pm APPLY NOW: One full bursary to attend European Entrepreneurship Educators Programme in Croatia

One FULL BURSARY for the European Entrepreneurship Educators Programme Croatia, 26-31th August 2012

USE is offering one FULL BURSARY to one academic in ANY DEPARTMENT Continue reading “APPLY NOW: One full bursary to attend European Entrepreneurship Educators Programme in Croatia” »

30 May 2012 - 12:25 pm The Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme

Over the past year, USE has been working hard to raise awareness of social enterprise among students, and provide support for those of you who have great ideas for businesses that could benefit your community. Sometimes when I talk to students about their business ideas, it turns out that what they have in mind is basically a social enterprise, without them even knowing it. It always makes me happy to be able to tell them that not only is their ambitious idea something that can become reality, but that there is also a lot of support out there for these kinds of businesses. Continue reading “The Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme” »