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08
Jan

Students’ Union Enterprise Fund winner awarded £400 investment

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As part of the Enterprise Fund 2018 the Students’ Union has awarded Avila Chidume £400 to support the development of her growing business.

Avila creates diverse and personalised greetings cards and artwork aimed at marginalised groups including those with disabilities, identifying as LGBT+ and ethnic minorities. Currently selling her cards on platforms like Etsy, Avila hopes to expand her business, by introducing other merchandise and developing a website.She aims through her business, to improve representation and exclusivity within the greetings card industry.

The Students’ Union created the enterprise fund to support entrepreneurial and innovative students develop and grow their … Read the rest

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01
Dec

Receive £500 from The Union Enterprise Fund

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Do you have an original idea, event, or project that just needs some from funding? 💰

The Students’ Union has created a funding opportunity for entrepreneurial and innovative students to help you on your way to making your dream a reality. The Union Enterprise Fund means you could receive up to £500.

Previous winner Paul Musa founded his online search platform What&Where, with help from the Union’s Enterprise Fund. After attending a Law fair, Paul met with Sarah Rogers, a representative from the Student Enterprise team. She introduced him to the various funding opportunities at the University, which resulted … Read the rest

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28
Aug

What&Where success with Union Enterprise Funding

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A local student start-up company What&Where recently won funding from the Union’s Enterprise Fund, enabling them to begin connecting students with local businesses and services.

During his time at the University of Southampton, Paul Musa founded the online search platform What&Where, with help from the Union’s Enterprise Fund. The website offers students a tool to locate products and services from local businesses in their university city. “This means that for students, rather than relying on erroneous search results, clunky swathes of information on search engines, the hope of word of mouth reaching them and travelling home to the communities … Read the rest

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08
Aug

EthiCo: Sustainable Living for Southampton Students

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EthiCo, a student start-up project which won £500 from the University of Southampton Students’ Union Enterprise Fund last year, are due to launch their sustainable student Essentials Pack this September during Freshers’ week.

EthiCo promotes the use of reusable products to reduce single-use plastic waste on campus and in the local community. They aim to provide students, staff and the local community with the means to consume food, drink and other products in an ethical and sustainable way.

Winning the Students’ Union Enterprise Fund last year kick started EthiCo’s business plan. The team launched the sale of reusable coffee cups, … Read the rest

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19
Dec

Enterprise Fund winners receive £1000 investment for their businesses

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Union Southampton awards student projects, FuseMind and EthiCo, £500 investment each, as part of the Enterprise Fund 2016.

The businesses, formed by University of Southampton students, were each awarded £250 from the Enterprise Fund, an initiative to encourage students to develop their innovative events, activities and projects. A further £250 was match-funded by Union President, Alex Hovden and awarded to each project.

One of the founding members of innovative academic search platform, FuseMind, Mauro Cozzi, says, “We’re really excited to hear that Union Southampton believes in FuseMind and is happy to invest in us. The funding will allow us to … Read the rest

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02
Dec

Enterprise Fund Shortlist Announced

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Thank you to everyone who submitted their projects to our Enterprise Fund. The standard was so high that the shortlisting process was really tough, but we are delighted to announce the following submissions on the final shortlist – we look forward to listening to your pitches on Tuesday:
The Charge Project: The Charge Project, is a solar energy distribution service that will operate in the ultra-poor river islands of Bangladesh. The Charge Project will comprise of a boat network with solar panel arrays mounted to the roof, which will be used to charge battery boxes.
 
CareConnect: Caregiving will be the
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01
Dec

Enterprise Fund – 11 applications submitted

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The Union Enterprise Fund exists to help you fund original and innovative events, activities and projects. After receiving an incredible 11 submissions showcasing your great ideas, we are in the process of choosing the most deserving idea for the £500 investment – and as you can see, it is proving quite a challenge:

Applicant 1: The Charge Project, is a solar energy distribution service that will operate in the ultra-poor river islands of Bangladesh. The Charge Project will comprise of a boat network with solar panel arrays mounted to the roof, which will be used to charge battery boxes.

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04
Nov

Enterprise Fund: Get funding for your business idea

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The Union Enterprise Fund exists to help you fund original and innovative events, activities and projects. Submit an idea for the chance to receive £500 in funding.

How will it help me?

In May last year, University of Southampton student, Andreas Ostrovsky received a £300 investment towards prototypes for his sustainable fishing project, ‘Right Light Technologies’. A year on and Andreas’ business is going from strength to strength, having presented his business to the United Nations to help create an environmentally and economically sustainable fishing industry.

Andreas says, “The Enterprise Fund was an incredible opportunity to further my project idea. … Read the rest

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28
Sep

Union Southampton funded project presented at United Nations

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A University of Southampton student presents his sustainable fishing project to the United Nations, following a £300 investment from our Union.

We made the £300 investment towards prototypes as part of the our Enterprise Fund in May 2016. The fund aims to support students launch their own businesses and community projects.

Andreas Ostrovsky, presented ‘Right Light Technologies’ to the United Nations last week to showcase his project to help create an environmentally and economically sustainable fishing industry. Right Light Technologies design solar powered fishing lamps as an alternative to pressurised kerosene lanterns used in the night fishing industry in Daggaa … Read the rest

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