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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n° 301

The SIE National Student BPC

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 15 agosto 2010

The school gives students studying in all twenty of Scotland’s Higher Education Institutions access to knowledge and resources to transform their business idea into reality. Open to all students, the competition develops their practical entrepreneurial skills by giving them access to experienced entrepreneurs and business professionals. SIE help them to explore how to start and grow a new business through a range of practical workshops and a residential training academy, focused around all aspects of sales and marketing, finance, HR and pitching and growing your business. This year’s competition saw a record number of 530 student teams battling it out for a share of the GBP50, 000 prize fund and a chance to be crowned SIE BPC Winner 2007. Competition sponsors include top legal experts and patent attorneys; graduate recruiters, advertising and marketing specialists. SIE Project Executive, Ross MacKay said: “This year we’ve been privileged to work with incredibly talented students and some extremely dedicated members of the business community. By partnering with these leading sponsors our students gained access to top calibre business advice and support, which has accelerated them on their route to success.” Mark Darley, representative for platinum sponsors, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, said: “We look for a number of qualities in our graduates; top of the list is a real thirst for business. By partnering with SIE on the BPC we’re able to encourage this kind of enterprising thinking from an early stage and work with extremely talented students.”
The Scottish Institute for Enterprise (www.sie.ac.uk) wascreated in 1999 with the aim of boosting the commercialization potential of university science and technology research. It was formally launched in 2000 with funding from the Office of Science and Technology and currently embraces all 20 of Scotland’s Higher Education Institutions. – Whilst retaining its focus on science engineering and technology within institutions, SIE also targets 3 new areas of enterprise activities: social enterprise, enterprise for the visual and performing arts, and enterprise skills and leadership for university clubs and societies – The Summit press call will take place between 13.00 – 13.45 on Wednesday 7th March (shortly after the winners are announced). Here press representatives will be invited to speak with and photograph speakers, as well as meet and interview the winners of this year’s SIE National Student Business Plan Competition.

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