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    Global Entrepreneurship Week helps MDX students bring business ideas to life

    25/11/2015
    Middlesex University’s Enterprise Development Hub hosted a series of events during GEW 2015 to help students learn new skills and gain the confidence to launch their own business

    Global Entrepreneurship Week logoGlobal Entrepreneurship Week 2015 pitched up at Middlesex in November, as the University's Enterprise Development Hub (EDH@MDX) hosted a series of events on campus to help budding entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground.

    In total 13 events were held over five days, covering everything from pitching business ideas to raising capital, networking to social enterprise, and e-commerce to eco-business.

    Special guests from organisations including the Federation of Small Businesses, Natwest, Barnet Council and SPINNA visited the London campus to speak at the events, while industry-specific sessions focused on making it in the music and fashion businesses.

    "Global Entrepreneurship week is a chance to host events where students can grow the skills, confidence and knowledge to bring their own money-making ideas to life, or stand out from the crowd when applying for a job" - Dr Simon Best

    A Junior Entrepreneur Competition for 11 local secondary schools was also organised, with more than 50 Year 8 pupils challenged to devise a new social centre for Middlesex students before pitching their ideas to a panel of judges.

    Dr Simon Best, who heads up EDH@MDX and is programme leader for the MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship degree, coordinated Middlesex's GEW activities.

    "The world is getting more competitive and jobs are getting harder to find," he said.

    "Global Entrepreneurship week is a chance to host events where students can grow the skills, confidence and knowledge to bring their own money-making ideas to life, or stand out from the crowd when applying for a job."

    A full list of all the events held during GEW 2015 can be found here.

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