Business startup opportunity for students

Issued: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 12:44:00 BST

StartUp Factory

Over the course of one weekend, students with a passion for business can create a real startup in a new collaborative event between the Adam Smith Business School, School of Computing Science, Glasgow University Entrepreneurship Society and the Glasgow University Technical Society.

StartUp Factory will enable participants to pitch an idea, join a team, perfect a business idea, and present to a panel of expert judges from corporate and academic backgrounds.

During the event, participants can attend workshops and presentations from professionals and consult with mentors from business, tech and design backgrounds, to help them develop and exploit their idea.

The weekend is designed to create the perfect environment to build a startup, and because the venue is available round the clock teams can work on their idea for as long as they need.

Dr Jillian Gordon, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship said: “We want to encourage students to explore their ideas and introduce them to what it takes to build their own company. We want to connect students from different disciplines - business, design and tech - and inspire them to collaborate. StartUp Factory will enable students to make connections beyond their own networks and open doors to people from different fields with an energy to create something of value.”

The event is a collaboration between the Adam Smith Business School, School of Computing Science, and Glasgow University Entrepreneurship Society and the Glasgow University Technical Society.

StartUp Factory takes place from 2-4 November at the Sir Alwyn Williams Building, University of Glasgow
www.gustartupfactory.co.uk/


Enquiries: Clairelouise.smith@glasgow.ac.uk // 0141 330 5463

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