Awards Success

Release Date: 23 November 2016

EnterpriseD&A won the College Business Award at the CDN Annual Awards in Glasgow on Tuesday 22 November.

CDN Awards Nov16The EnterpriseD&A project has seen the creation of alternative, innovative funding opportunities. These opportunities have generated a number of new and emerging approaches that have led to the development of sustainable business models and an entrepreneurial culture across the College, generating significant impact across Dundee and Angus.

These have included: raising funding to the value of £1.35m to enable the creation of the EnterpriseD&A incubation facility offering start up space, education programme and mentoring support; a total of 21 student start-ups and three external businesses employing 27 people have been created and supported by the College within a ten-month period; 28 Enterprise Ambassadors, 25 entrepreneurs and external partners have delivered enterprise programmes and activities to 2,500 students and external start-up businesses across the curriculum, to create the next generation of entrepreneurs supported by the College; a further £50k of funding has been raised to ensure continued sustainability of this activity.

This will take piloted College-supported student businesses to the next stage in their development and enable the creation of sustainable businesses, paying participating students the living wage.