Business Start-up fair

Business Start-up fair 5 April – Riverside 5.15pm- 7.15pm

This year’s business start-up fair saw nearly 100 students and stallholders attend and participate in the event.

We had 10 of our very own student businesses exhibiting their products and services ranging from video production to jewellery retailing and a number of other start-ups from the local business community. We were also really encouraged by the level of support from other stakeholders such as our own Entrepreneurs in Residence, International Trade representatives and staff from the City Council economic development team.

All the stallholders had a chance to “pitch” their business concepts to the audience and in doing so, sharpen up their commercial focus and sales skills.

The winning pitch came from Philip Hubbard who has already prototyped, and now plans to manufacture, a Bluetooth hi-fi system.

The winning business idea came from Natalie Plant who has developed a mobile app that remotely tracks and monitors care practitioners daily work schedules including time travel time taken getting to appointments and time spent with clients out in the community.

We are hoping for even bigger things from next year’s event, so if you know of any students who are already working on their business ideas do let us know at

Alternatively, you can encourage students to come to our Business Ideas Clinic. The clinics require no appointment, are informal in nature and run by business professionals. They take place every Tuesday from 12-2pm in CH LG031 Charles Hasting Building, City Campus.


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