25 Apr 2019

Seven Stellar Blogs for Entrepreneurs

There’s no way around it: starting a business is hard work. Luckily, many successful entrepreneurs and business people have started blogs to provide guidance to aspiring entrepreneurs. Here are a few great business and entrepreneurship blogs to get you started, whatever your field or level of experience: Women on Business This is a blog featuring a huge range of female contributors from diverse backgrounds. The blog mostly features articles that are relevant to all genders, and covers a range of entrepreneurial and business-related topics. The blog also has great resources for improving gender equali...

Seven Stellar Blogs for Entrepreneurs

1 Apr 2019

Enterprise Challenge Spring 2019 Winners

Nine teams, comprised of thirty-four participants, took part in this semester’s Enterprise Challenge. The ideas created during the semester included everything from a zero-waste consultancy to a makeup comparison website to a salt water-powered battery pack. Three teams, however, proved victorious at last Thursday’s finals of the Enterprise Challenge: Softech Robotics, a colonoscope for cancer detection; Wee Dundee, a Dundee souvenir company; and Hopscot, a travel rewards app.  The members of Softech Robotics won £1,000 in the New Ideas Award category, as well as places on Elevator&r...

Enterprise Challenge Spring 2019 Winners

20 Mar 2019

Tensions in Entrepreneurship Education: Defining ‘Entrepreneurship’

In this series, I will be examining some of the tensions that exist in the relatively new field of entrepreneurial education. In this instalment, I’ll be looking at how different definitions of ‘entrepreneurship’ affect methods of education.     While I was in my final year of my undergraduate degree, my college started a new program aimed at increasing entrepreneurship in the student body. As part of this venture, the college opened an ‘Idea Lab’ on the second floor of the library. The space featured paper, drawing supplies, a 3D printer, computers, Legos, sewing ma...

Tensions in Entrepreneurship Education: Defining ‘Entrepreneurship’

13 Mar 2019

In Favour of the Side Hustle

Something I have noticed since I started working for the Centre of Entrepreneurship is that, any time someone in the office is good at something, someone else will immediately try to find a way to monetize it. Take my baking, for example. I made some cupcakes and brought them in on Halloween. Brian, upon taking a bite of one of the chocolate ones exclaimed, ‘Wow! These are so good! Have you thought about starting a business selling them?’ (I’ll admit, they were pretty delicious). While I don’t think my boss is actually trying to get me to quit my job and start my own business (at le...

In Favour of the Side Hustle

28 Feb 2019

Mike Soutar’s Tips for Entrepreneurship (and Life in General)

One of the things I appreciate about working at the Centre of Entrepreneurship is the opportunity to meet and learn from people who have “been there, done that.” It happened again yesterday evening, when Mike Soutar of the BBC’s The Apprentice delivered the Centre’s annual lecture in entrepreneurship. Soutar has had an impressive career trajectory: he progressed from writing horoscopes and beauty tips to heading internationally known magazines. Then a brush with death convinced him it was time to build something from the ground up, and in 2007 he co-founded Shortlist Media Ltd (a di...

Mike Soutar’s Tips for Entrepreneurship (and Life in General)