University of Derby - Bright young things on show

October 9, 2008

Circus jugglers, railway track testers and T-shirt makers were among the young entrepreneurs exhibiting at a trade show at the University of Derby last week. Open for Business brought together student enterprises with potential customers and suppliers. The exhibitors had benefited from the Student Placements for Entrepreneurs in Education bursary scheme, which provides undergraduates with financial and training support to develop a business idea. Derby was one of 13 universities involved in the scheme. "We've been impressed with the determination shown by students juggling home life, studies and possibly a job while still trying to establish their own businesses," said Maggie Morley, project development manager at the university's Centre for Entrepreneurial Management.

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