Young entrepreneurs boot camp in Doncaster - video link

Nadine Waehning-Orga, a graduate of the University of Hull, who plans to set up  boutique marketing consultancy serving small businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire.

Nadine Waehning-Orga, a graduate of the University of Hull, who plans to set up boutique marketing consultancy serving small businesses in Hull and East Yorkshire.

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Young entrepreneurs across the region are in Doncaster to turn their fledgling business ideas into reality at Yorkshire’s annual Graduate Entrepreneurship Boot Camp.

Thirty entrepreneurial students and graduates from around the region are attending the four day residential event at The Stables in High Melton.

Now in its seventh year, Boot Camp is hosted and organised by Yorkshire’s Graduate Entrepreneurship Project, an ERDF funded initiative which encourages and support students and graduates into business and self-employment. The project is a collaboration of ten higher education institutions from the Yorkshire and Humber region and is co-ordinated by the University of Huddersfield.

The event will include a key note speech from Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012, Ben Allen, whose Scarborough-based business provides activities for the elderly and infirm in care home and day centres across the country. Other guest speakers will include Dr. Kelly Smith, Head of Enterprise at the University of Huddersfield, as well as experts in finance, marketing, law and intellectual property.

Also attending will be invited guests from the UK ‘s enterprise and education sector, as well as past beneficiaries of Yorkshire’s Graduate Entrepreneurship Project who have gone on to launch successful businesses.

Louise Bermingham, Graduate Entrepreneurship Project Manager said,

“Boot Camp provides the region’s entrepreneurial students and graduates with an inspirational environment in which to explore and develop their business ideas. They leave camp armed with a wealth of knowledge to start them on their journey into business.”

The Boot Camp ends tomorrow. For more information visit Graduate Entrepreneurship

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