From artificial intelligence to underwear design – students impress with business start-up ideas

Eight groups of students have been awarded business start-up grants after impressing judges as part of an annual enterprise initiative.The BETA Enterprise programme, run by the Futures Entrepreneurship Centre at Plymouth University, encourages budding business innovators to develop ideas in partnership with current academics and successful alumni. Running from October to May, it is open to students on any course at the University, with the potential for them to earn up to £1,500 in the form of a grant to develop their ideas. In this academic year, more than 60 students were registered on the programme and attended guest lectures by entrepreneurial alumni, had fortnightly access to free business mentors (including the University’s Entrepreneurs in Residence), and attended networking events and extra-curricular skills development workshops. They were also able to…


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