Entrepreneurship students are regional finalists in Student Start-Up competition

Posted on 19th February 2014

Business Management and Entrepreneurship students from the University of Chester have demonstrated their business skills by competing against other enterprising students from across the region.

Connie Hancock with the Business Management and Entrepreneurship students.
Connie Hancock with the Business Management and Entrepreneurship students.

A panel of business professionals interrogated student directors from over 100 new ventures, set up to take part in the Northwest Student Start-Up competition. Two student businesses beat the competition and were selected to represent the University of Chester at the regional final. 

Entries were judged on the basis of the quality of business idea and plan, the persuasiveness of their group pitch and a viral clip that was produced to ‘sell’ their product or service. 

Josh Brown, Managing Director of Team Advance, one of the companies from the University of Chester selected for the regional final, said: “This whole experience has been immensely rewarding. We’ve learnt so much as a result of forming the business and competing with other students.”

Head of the Business Management and Entrepreneurship programme, Connie Hancock, said: “Every student in the second year of the Entrepreneurship degree programme is tasked with contributing towards the formation of a new business and without exception all of the students have demonstrated an astute capacity to engage in the start-up process of a new venture. Five companies were formed as a result of sustained entrepreneurial endeavour.”

The two businesses will now pitch against 14 other undergraduate companies, selected from universities in the North Wes for two prized places at the Young Enterprise UK Student Start Up Final.