21 Nov 2019

Enterprise Challenge 19/20 Semester 1 Final

Semester 1 19/20’s Enterprise Challenge Final saw 15 teams battle it out for the New Ideas Award and for the Most Enterprising Team Award. With the final vote down to the external judging panel: Cat Ward from Elevator (who are in a partnership with the Centre for Entrepreneurship), Simon Fraser from Bell Street Ventures at Abertay University, Adam Kosterka from Converge, Wendy Crosby from Murgitroyd and Helen Potter from Potter Innovation. The panel members delivered workshops throughout the 7week programme. The event ran by the staff and students from the Centre consisted of two session where i...

Enterprise Challenge 19/20 Semester 1 Final

5 Jun 2019

Boost your productivity: Organize your tasks by your energy level

My typical workday goes something like this: (1) Get to work, (2) be highly focused until lunchtime, (3) have lunch, (4) stare dead-eyed at my monitor and mainline coffee, (5) revive and accomplish work for an hour or two, (6) head home. A lot of us are like this: focused in the morning before crashing in the afternoon. Others, though, are worthless in the mornings and do their best work at night-time. Figuring out when you’re most productive is key to finishing your to-do list. The nice thing about being in university or being an entrepreneur is that you’re not required to be in a desk from 9a...

Boost your productivity: Organize your tasks by your energy level

28 May 2019

Five Projects from the University of Dundee Move On to Stage 2 of the Converge Challenge!

Around 60 aspiring entrepreneurs from across Scotland’s Universities are now through to the next stage of Converge, Scotland’s leading academic enterprise programme.  Five projects from the University of Dundee have been selected for this stage of the Challenge. Read about them below: 1)      Ten Biotech Michael Conneely and Dr. Robyn Hickerson of the School of Life Sciences have created a patented, human skin culture system that mimics living skin.  This real human skin system will allow pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies to fill the unmet need for system...

Five Projects from the University of Dundee Move On to Stage 2 of the Converge Challenge!

25 May 2019

Four Businesses Started by University Students

An astonishing number of successful businesses have been started by students while they were at University, including Facebook, Google, Dropbox, and Microsoft. Here are just a few examples of companies started out of Uni halls: Insomnia Cookies Insomnia Cookies is the brainchild of Seth Berkowitz, who started the company in 2003 while studying at the University of Pennsylvania.[1] The ingenious bakery delivers warm cookies to customers until 3am.  When he first started the business, Seth baked and delivered cookies from his dorm building, before opening a shop on campus. The company now boasts over on...

Four Businesses Started by University Students

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