Celebrating our entrepreneurs

On Tuesday we celebrated another great year for the enterprise programme at our end of year social event. Mentors and students gathered to hear updates from our students who had launched ideas via our 3 day start-up bootcamps or winners of our Try It, Grow It and Build It awards.

Among these were medical engineering student Ross Ward (pictured top right), winner of a £10,000 Build It award to develop a prototype for a device that will help with stroke rehabilitation, and law student Sana Shafi (pictured top middle), who used the East London Social Hack bootcamp to develop her idea of a community legal advice service.

This year the enterprise programme has engaged over 1300 students through our events including the Makers Market, the East London Social Hack and 3 Day Start Up weekends. 30 students have taken part in InQUBEate, our start-up incubator that offers training and mentoring to students and graduate entrepreneurs. 90 students have developed or launched new business ideas via our bootcamps or incubator, and 19 of these students have been awarded a total of £54,000 to seed fund their business ideas.

If you’re interested in starting a business, developing your entrepreneurial skills at one of our events or simply finding out more about what we do to support enterprise, visit http://www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/students/enterprise/index.html

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