SIR Tom Hunter and other leading entrepreneurs will address hundreds of Scottish university students at an event to inspire and encourage them to start their own businesses.
The serial entrepreneur will be the keynote speaker at the Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) annual student summit at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on Thursday.
Sir Tom will be joined on the podium by Mick Jackson, founder of social enterprise firm, WildHearts, Oli Norman of PR and events firm, Dada, Joanne McLeod of Brewhaha Tea, and Gillian O’Neil of moviecom.tv.
Students will also hear from a panel of recent graduates who have gone on to successfully run their own businesses.
Winners of the SIE New Ideas and New Ventures Competition will also be revealed on the day, with over £10,000 worth of prize money and in-kind professional business support being awarded.
Date: Thursday 24th March 2011
Time: 1130hrs – 1700hrs
Venue: The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Media Opportunity: Photography and interviews are available between 9am and 1130hrs and between 2pm and 2.45pmand after 5pm. Additional opportunities can be arranged by request.
Please contact Jen Nash (see contact details below) in advance to confirm your interest in attending or for further information.
A news release and photography will be available on the day.
Established in 1999, the Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) aims to foster a culture of entrepreneurship among students in Scottish universities by equipping them with the enterprise skills, and providing the support and resources for students to start up and grow their own business or social enterprise.
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