Entrepreneurial students at the University of
Wolverhampton who have launched their own businesses will be
showcasing their companies at a special celebration.
Over fifty SPEED WM students from across the region will be
showcasing their fledgling businesses to local entrepreneurs and
business people at an event at Aston Villa Football Ground in
Birmingham on Friday (4 May 2012).
The innovative businesses launched by students include an
eco-friendly sports car company, a project management and project
surgery business, an innovative fashion and lifestyle e-commerce
firm, bespoke fascinator design/creation, children’s book
illustration and an interactive educational game for disabled
Among those attending will be Lynsey Harris, from Brierley Hill,
who launched her own jewellery and clothing business, Lynsey Luu,
which has received the backing of Dragon’s Den star Theo Paphitis
The event is to mark the end of the current SPEED WM programme,
which involves eight regional universities and is led by the
University of Wolverhampton.
The scheme offers students and graduates from any course the
opportunity to develop their business ideas and provides access to
experienced mentoring support, tailored training, networking
opportunities and a limited amount of financial support.
Sarah Taylor, Programme Manager, said: “The SPEED WM –
Entrepreneurs Past and Present event is a celebration of all that
is great about entrepreneurship in the West Midlands. Our
enthusiastic SPEED WM participants will be showcasing their
businesses whilst sharing their personal experiences and gaining
encouragement from successful local business people.
“We’re proud of everything our SPEED WM entrepreneurs have
achieved and look forward to hearing their success stories as they
take the next steps in their careers.”
The event from 9.30am until 2pm will feature a motivational
session from David Hyner of Stretch Development.
Applications are now open for the next cohort of budding
entrepreneurs, and will run from September 2012 to February 2013.
Visit: www.speedwm-wlv.org for more
information including the application form.
For more information please contact Vickie Warren in the Media
Relations Office on 01902 322736
Date Issued: Wednesday, 02 May 2012
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