Students at Aberystwyth University have the opportunity to win over a ‘Dragon’ in a Dragon’s Den-style competition as some budding entrepreneurs get the chance to pitch their business ideas.
The InvEnterPrize competition offers up to £10,000 to the winning AberPreneur individual or team, which can then be used to invest in equipment, facilities or professional services to turn their business idea into a reality.
The process is simple; the student or group with an idea for a new product or business service can send in an application, and the chosen finalists will then have an opportunity to pitch the idea to a panel of the University business alumni – much like the TV series Dragons’ Den.
Careers Consultant at Aberystwyth University, Tony Orme, said: “The money is a wonderful assistance to start-up costs, but it is the advice and support that will be most valuable. We are lucky to have graduates that want to give back and be involved with the students and their generosity, in time and funds is inspirational.”
What’s more, Aberystwyth University will be hosting a range of workshops and inspirational presentations in order to develop student’s entrepreneurial skills.