College Inspires Future Entrepreneurs

City of Glasgow College has held its first Entrepreneur Network Event designed to encourage and support staff, students and stakeholders who wish to start up in business.

Part of Global Entrepreneurship Week and Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, the event took place at the college’s stunning new City campus on Friday 18 November.

George McVerry, Head of Client Support & Lifelong Learning at City of Glasgow College, said:

“It is great that so many partners joined us today for the start of our Entrepreneur Network at City. We had large numbers of students in the pop-up Enterprise Village where they met and got advice from a range of business agencies. The event was set up in response to student demand and I am delighted it has been such a success. Our aim is to establish an Entrepreneur Network hub with events such as these a regular feature.”

Jen Lindsay, Enterprise Executive at the Prince's Trust, said:

“The Entrepreneur Network event offers alternatives for young people. It is a chance for them to see the different organisations available to them for support and advice. This type of event is very relevant for the college to hold as you are accessing young people at the right moment, who are thinking of their futures.”

The Princes Trust, Business Gateway, Bank of Scotland, Koicoms, Scottish Institute for Enterprise, and Bridge2Business were just some of the external agencies who took part in the pop-up Enterprise Village. A series of informal mini-seminars gave attendees the chance to hear from current entrepreneurs and former students who now run their own businesses.