Are you a student or Student team with a passion for entrepreneurship? Then don't miss out on the chance to participate in the Appin Entrepreneurship Prize!
Established last year, the competition aims to encourage and support the development of entrepreneurial ideas and concepts among Edinburgh Napier students undertaking modules at the Business School.
In the first stage of the competition, applicants will be asked to submit a 5-minute video introducing themselves and their business idea with reference to the core themes of the Business Model Canvas. The video should be created using any device, such as phones, iPads, or video cameras.
A shortlist will then be chosen by a panel of judges, and the finalists will be invited to present their business plan to expert judges in June at the Bright Red Triangle Start-up Studio.
Our business advisers will provide support to help you develop your pitch and communicate your idea effectively during the competition stages. Plus, the winner will receive a cash prize to support their business growth ambitions, as well as 1:1 business advice and support from Bright Red Triangle.
Last year's winner, Kael Begbie, benefited greatly from this experience and you can check out his story for inspiration.
Don't miss your chance to showcase your entrepreneurial skills and potentially win a cash prize of £2,000!
So, if you're an Edinburgh Napier student or student team studying at the Business School with an entrepreneurial spirit, don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to showcase your business idea and potentially win a cash prize. Keep your video submission simple, focusing on introducing yourself and your business idea with reference to the core themes of the Business Model Canvas. Apply now, the closing date is 19th May at 12pm.
If you're not already a member of Bright Red Triangle, register now for free to access support and mentorship to perfect your pitch and develop your enterprise skills. Join us in celebrating innovation and creativity, and take the first steps towards making your business idea a reality!
The Winner of the 2022 Appin Entrepreneurship Award - Kael Begbie, with his business The Hoogie Man
You can follow his venture via Instagram @the_hoagieman
The competition is open to Edinburgh Napier students undertaking modules at the Business School who would like to explore the possibility or take the next steps in launching their business idea. Individuals and teams welcome
As part of the application process, applicants are required to submit a 3-minute video introducing themselves and their business idea. The video should be created using any device, such as phones, iPads, or video cameras.
The closing date for submissions is 19th May at 12pm.
A group of judges will review the applications and select a shortlist of finalists.
The finalists will be invited to present their business idea to expert judges in June at the Bright Red Triangle Start-up Studio. Support to develop your pitch will be provided by our business advisers in the lead up to the event to help you communicate your idea.
The winner will be announced at the event and will receive a cash prize to support their business growth ambitions, as well as 1:1 business advice and support from Bright Red Triangle.
About the award.
Damien O'Looney and Bing Li, two trailblazing entrepreneurs who met whilst studying Entrepreneurship and Marketing at Edinburgh Napier, have recently bestowed an award to recognise Edinburgh Napier innovators and entrepreneurs.
The Appin Entrepreneurship award provides Edinburgh Napier with sustained ability to celebrate and recognise outstanding student and graduate entrepreneurs each year.
As young entrepreneurs Damien and Bing Co-founded UK-China Trading Ltd (UKCT), a product sourcing business in 2010, but they didn't stop there. Damien and Bing's entrepreneurial journey has seen the pair launch a number of successful businesses, including an English school in China, a property letting agency, a holiday letting agency, a Sportswear supplier Appin Sports for mass sports events and custom football apparel and a business which responded to the COVID-19 pandemic to source and supply PPE to the NHS and to various outlets internationally.
The Centre of Entrepreneurship was instrumental in providing Damien and Bing the necessary tools, knowledge and confidence to launch their entrepreneurial careers. They hope this award can support fledgling businesses with the cash they need to kickstart their business.
The competition is open to Edinburgh Napier students undertaking modules at the Business School who would like to explore the possibility or take the next steps in launching their business idea.culture of innovation and entrepreneurship