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Support for student start-ups


​Cardiff Metropolitan University's Centre for Student Entrepreneurship will be supporting fledgling entrepreneurs as part of their Countdown to Launch programme next month. The programme, which is sponsored by the Welsh Government and Santander Universities, is being held at Cardiff School of Management in Llandaff from June 2nd to 6th.

Countdown to Launch has been designed to enable student and graduate entrepreneurs to launch a successful business or social enterprise. Students of all year groups and disciplines have been encouraged to apply on the premise that they have a business or social enterprise idea that they're looking to take forward.

During the week, students and graduates will learn about the various aspects of starting a business from finance and tax to marketing and pitching. Participants will also get the chance to pitch to an expert panel on Friday June 6th for the chance to win funding to start their business or social enterprise.

Those who are successful in their pitch will also receive on-going support and mentoring from the Centre for Student Entrepreneurship over the coming year. Natasha Hashimi, Entrepreneurship Manager at Cardiff Metropolitan University commented:

''We are very excited for this year's Countdown to Launch programme and the opportunity to support new start-up businesses. We have a number of entrepreneurial students and graduates at Cardiff Metropolitan University and we look forward to working with them as they grow and develop their business.''

Notes for editors:

The Centre for Student Entrepreneurship is dedicated to supporting and encouraging student and graduate start-up businesses. The Centre is part-funded by the Welsh Government under the Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy South East Wales Higher Educational Hub.